Egremont schoolchildren experienced the joys of green bowling in a fun inter-school bowling green tournament on July 1.

Four schools took part in the competition, which was held at Egremont Town Bowling club.

The popular tournament has been running since 2016.

This year Moor Row Primary School were the champions, with St Bridget's Catholic Primary School coming second, followed by Orgill Primary School and Bookwell Primary School.

A star player award was won by Lexi Park from Bookwell Primary School. The award was donated by ex-town councillor Jacqui Smith, who has agreed to continue organising this event on behalf of the town council, but with their full support.

A presentation took place for the pupils and trophies and medals were given out by Egremont Bowling Club member Stephanie Moffat.

Stephanie is the granddaughter of Kathleen Moffatt, the bowling club's current chairman. She started bowling when she was eight years old and at the age of 12 was a member of the Amy Rose under 31s double rink team. She has played many competitions for the county and has also played for England under 25s against Scotland.

Stephanie said: "The tournament is massively important to get the kids involved and interested to show bowls isn't all for the old people and young people can play and have fun and there are different levels to play and compete at.

"Without young kids, or people joining, bowls will slowly just die off. They are the future of the club's. All the kids were brilliant when they came and really played their hardest for their schools.

"We need more schools to get involved so kids realise it is actually a sport they can play."

A spokesman for the council said: "She may just have given the children some incentive to carry on bowling and that one day, they too could be playing for the county."