BARNOLDSWICK schoolchildren put their 'faith into action' by raising money for charity during the season of Lent.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School's 'Mini Vinnies' carried out a sponsored walk around the town's Victory Park. Led by the school's deputy headteacher, the children started the walk from the school in West Close Road where some of the parish catechists led prayers and set the scene of a pilgrimage.

Headteacher, Natalie Wood, said: "As well as walking the ‘Big Walk’, the Mini Vinnies prepared creative outdoor prayer stations including blowing bubbles to symbolise our prayers floating to heavens. Everyone who visited was asked to pray for our friends and families, our community, and our world."

The whole school and the community were invited to join the walk and there was plenty of support from the parish and parents, said Mrs Wood.

The school raised money for CAFOD and for the Leeds Diocese's Good Shepherd appeal -chosen because they help people close to home and around the world.

Mrs Wood added: "It was a beautiful event which clearly shows the strong links we have with our families, parish and community which are central to our school values."