PUPILS from Broughton CoE Primary School worked on a special pebble-painting project last week.

The school, on Kepplewray Hill, asked people to take a pebble from the outside table and hide it where they wish.

Each pebble had a unique pattern painted on them, which were designed by the children.

Some pebbles were even found as far as the surrounding area of Furness Abbey by walkers.

A spokesperson from the school said: "The project was part of Cumbria in Bloom.

"The project also coincided with National Outdoor Day.

"It's to get the children involved with gardening.

"Scattering the pebbles around the area will also be a great way to brighten someone's day.

"The fact someone found some of pebbles at the Furness Abbey is great."

The Cumbria in Bloom competition encourages schools to show how gardening benefits children’s learning with prizes awarded for the best.

This competition is open to all schools throughout the County.

There are awards for schools who, under their own initiative or in conjunction with 'In Bloom' groups can develop projects that meet one or more of the categories: edible gardening – fruit, vegetable and herb production; decorative features – trees, shrubs, perennials bulbs; wildlife habitats – ponds, wildflower meadows, and wildlife hedges; and sensory and quiet garden.

Broughton Primary School has a Christian ethos and provides an inclusive environment for all.