PUPILS from Workington Academy have been competing in a eco-challenge to solve environmental problems.

28 students competed in the eco-challenge in order to be crowned Year 8 Workington Academy Innovate champions.

Over the two days, the students worked in teams of four to design and make a product prototype out of recycled materials that could help to solve an environmental problem.

News and Star: Year 8's presenting their ideasYear 8's presenting their ideas (Image: Workington Academy)

Students then presented their work to judges from their Year Group Team, who then had the difficult decision of selecting the winning team.

Workington Academy said: "Congratulations to all students who took part and worked incredibly hard over the competition days."

The Ocean Officers were the Year 8 champions, and will go forward to the school final in April.

News and Star: Creating their ideas!Creating their ideas! (Image: Workington Academy)

Next half term, 28 more students from Year 7 will take part in their round of the competition.