A school in Ulverston is joining a national fight against poverty by collectively walking 200km over Lent.

Pupils and teachers at St Mary's Catholic Primary School will be taking part in the Big Lent Walk, organised by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development and Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund.

Lent this year will begin on Wednesday, February 14 and will last until Saturday, March 30.

The school said: "We aim to walk five kilometres collectively across the classes each day, with teachers covering the kilometres over the weekend.

"We're going to be tracking our daily kilometres and going to keep everyone updated with photos."

The money raised through the Big Lent Walk will help fight poverty globally in countries like Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.

The school have currently set a target of £200, meaning they are hoping that every kilometre will be rewarded by a pound through the support of the local community.

CAFOD works by creating and contributing to global aid networks to reach areas most in need.

A spokesperson from the charity said: "It's amazing what the school are doing and we thank them for their support."

By partnering with SCIAF, the two charities will be bringing together the official relief and development agencies of England, Wales and Scotland.

Their goal with the national fundraising event is to get thousands of teams or individual walkers all going, bringing in money and raising awareness of inequality across the world.

This year, the Lent Appeal will be focusing on helping fishing communities feed their families in Liberia.

In addition, CAFOD and SCIAF have joined forces to tackle the food crisis in Ethiopia, with years of droughts pushing families in the country to the brink of starvation.

You can support the global cause, and St Mary's participation in the fundraiser, by visiting their donation page here.