Youngsters have been sharing the love with elderly residents at a Whitehaven care home.

Children at St James’ C of E Infant School visited Bethel House to create Valentine’s Day cards and artwork alongside the elderly.

The visit was part of the Bright Stars competition, which pupils are currently taking part in.

The competition introduces youngsters to leadership, entrepreneurship and the world of business, while raising money for charity and winning funds for their school.

Teams receive £50 with a simple instruction: to make it grow through investment and creativity over the course of eight weeks by setting up a mini business.

St James' pupils have been working alongside Claire Murphy and Jane Ellison from West Lakes Engineering to develop a business structure and to come up with ideas of what products to make.

They decided to upcycle, recycle, reuse and resell items and came up with the business name, St James' Team Green.

Headteacher Michael Craig said: "Our St James' Team Green are really proving they are the children who care during this year's Bright Stars competition.

"They thoroughly enjoyed visiting the residents at Bethel House and it was fantastic to see the interaction between them all.

"They created some fantastic products for their business and had lovely conversations.

"Many thanks to the staff and residents there for letting us visit."