CHILDREN at a school in Chester sprang into action when they were asked to help make an elderly resident's 90th birthday one to remember.

Hoole Church of England Primary School in Hoole Lane was contacted by the lady's neighbour asking if they could do something to mark the special occasion.

Pupils were delighted to accept the challenge and created scores of brightly coloured birthday cards at home.

The school also sent a birthday package of biscuits and treats, as well as a VIP ticket for future events at the school once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Headteacher Ros Flanders said: "We were delighted with the response of our pupils who demonstrated our school values of compassion and kindness by creating birthday cards at home at short notice.

"As a school, we seek to reach out in our local community and we were so pleased to be able to help celebrate a very special birthday."

In addition to supporting local projects in the area, pupils at the school are now planning to create Christmas cards to be distributed to anyone in the local area who may be lonely over the festive period.