KIDS at a Carlisle primary school designed doughnuts to raise cash for a new running track.

Youngsters at Scotby School entered a competition to design doughnuts for coffee kings Bruce Brown and Luke Jackson.

The pair run Bruce and Luke's on Abbey Street, Foxes Cafe and Coffee Genius on St Cuthbert's Lane.

Jo Fenn, from Scotby School Parent Teachers Association, said: "We are always looking at new ways to raise funds so we thought why not have a design a doughnut competition."

Children paid cash for a form and the entries were sent to Bruce and Luke so they could decide on their favourites.

The winners were Harry Turnbull, four and Karina Kubiliute, 11.

Harry designed a Easter doughnut filled with Mini Eggs and covered with chocolate.

Karina's doughnut was a unicorn design.

The runners-up were Jack Fenn, nine with a Wagon Wheel doughnut; Charley Boertien, six, with a banana choco doughnut; Evie Wilson, 10, with a Smores doughnut; Max Guthrie, nine, with a vegan doughnut and Lucy Prangnell, 11, with a salted caramel and custard doughnut.

Harry's doughnut is being made by Bruce and Luke this week.

The PTA is helping to raise cash for a running track which will cost about £12,000. It has raised about £4,000 so far.

Jo said: "We would like the track to be in for next summer. It would be really good for the kids in the summer months.

"The children already start each day by running a mile and the teachers say this has really helped with their concentration levels. Just doing that bit of exercise in the morning is really helping."

Headteacher Jackie Watson said: "We are looking to raise around £10,000 to provide a track around the edge of the school field.

"This would enable us to run the daily mile on our school field in all weathers. Our playgrounds are quite small and the field is a much nicer space to run.

"The daily mile is hugely beneficial to all children. It improves their stamina and fitness levels.

"Our teachers have also noticed improvements in the children’s focus and concentration afterwards, so it has a positive effect on their learning too."

Jo added: "We'd like to thank Bruce and Luke for judging the doughnut competition and for looking at the entries on Facebook Live."

The PTA is always looking for more members. If you would like to join see their Facebook page.