MILLOM school children have been praised for being 'talented sportsmen and women' after gaining some fantastic achievements.

Pupils from Millom School have impressed local cricket coaches as well as their school teachers, with a number of students picked to play for the county this year.

A spokesman for Millom School said: "Well Done and congratulations to all the students at Millom School who were picked and still are being picked for Cumbria County Cricket this year.

"We are so proud to have so many talented sportsmen and women at Millom School, you have a real talent and we wish you the best of luck in future events.

"County Cricket has been a welcomed and long awaited event after being put on hold for so long due to the Coivd-19 pandemic.

"We are so glad that you have been able to partake it something you love again. It's amazing to see your achievements.

"We are so lucky to have great cricket clubs in the area who do a fantastic job in supporting and coaching our students to be the best they can be at their game!"

Over at Millom Infant School a group of budding gymnasts have exceeded expectations when six year two children took part in a county-wide gymnastics competition.

Millom Infants teacher Christine Adams said: "We entered the virtual Key Steps Gymnastics competition which is for small schools.

"In the Copeland area we came in the first position, which we were chuffed to bits about.

"Then it went to the county final and we came second which was absolutely brilliant.

"Because the children came second in the county final they will each receive a medal and all of the gymnasts will get a one, two, or three star badge depending on their scores and a certificate.

"We were chuffed to bits, it was great.

"We did it in our school hall then my teacher assistant filmed it and we had to send the video over.

"We are just over the moon.

"They are only year two children, six and seven year olds and they were brilliant.

"We are just waiting now for their medals!

"They were really committed and really wanted to do it. We were just in our PE kits, no fancy leotards, but we all loved it!"