A boarding school in Carlisle welcomed a group of Chinese students to sample British life.

On January 22, Lime House School in Dalston received students aged between 10 and 14 from mainland China.

The visiting youngsters, keen to experience living at a British boarding school, were considering future full-time study at the institution.

Over their fortnight stay, the Chinese students embraced all aspects of school life including attending classes and participating in a variety of extra-curricular activities.

Their scheduled events included trips to Edinburgh and Alnwick Castle.

The visitors boarded at the school alongside children from Carlisle and international students from more than 25 different countries.

Each guest was paired with a student buddy to help them navigate life at Lime House School and ensure they felt part of the class.

The school, which prides itself in maintaining small class sizes, offers academic support for all students, especially those with additional needs or English as an additional language.

The extra-curricular programme provided an array of activities designed to bolster student's English language confidence.