Children are looking for the positives in lockdown and raising money for charity at the same time.

Six Maryport schools and 12 members of the Maryport Joint School Council held their first virtual meeting last week, with the children of key workers at school and others Zooming in from home.

Several events including their popular Bake-Off, a summer fund ay and VE activities have all been cancelled and the children worked together to come up with ideas.

The winning suggestion was an inspirational T-shirt competition.

The 12 schools in the Maryport Extended Schools’ Partnership have been contacted this week.

Children will be asked to think of a positive message to put on a T-shirt and the winning designs will then be marketed with all proceeds going to the Cumbria Covid-19 recovery group.

Designs have to be handed in by August 17, said partnership organiser Nicola Woolley.