BARROW's mayor paid a special visit to a primary school to celebrate their green credentials.

Kevin Hamilton attended a special school assembly at Dane Ghyll where he presented the whole school with their winning certificates and trophies from the Cumbria in Bloom awards.

He also toured the school's award-winning gardens.

Dane Ghyll school won the award for best school garden overall along with another six awards; the best edible garden, sensory garden, enriching the widening through the curriculum, greening grey Britain special award and runner up in the container garden and decorative features.

It is won the Achievement in the Borough of Barrow in Furness trophy.

Following the assembly, pupils from Dane Ghyll took Mr Hamilton into the school gardens to give him a tour and also pick vegetables for him .

Louise Postlethwaite, head gardener, said: “We were delighted to welcome Mr Hamilton into the school.

"The children showed him all the vegetables they have grown this year.

"They picked a full box of goodies for him to take home including carrots, kale ,courgettes, swede, sweetcorn, turks turban and watermelons.”

She added: “The children work very hard in the gardens and look forward to this time of year when they can harvest all the fruit and vegetables they grow.

"The produce is used either in the schools lunches or the children cook with them.”