PUPILS at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School have won a special award from Chester Cathedral.

Last year, year seven students were given the opportunity to enter the Canon Chancellor Award at Chester Cathedral, a celebration of the teaching of Christianity in schools.

Inspired by the significance and symbolism of labyrinth designs in churches, the students decided to research them further, with the goal of creating one in school for reflection and contemplation within the busy school day.

The group put a proposal together for their head teacher, Beverley Scott-Herron, and presented their ideas.

They also worked with the school's graphic designer, Alice Roberts, to come up with some suitable designs for their labyrinth, and surveyed the school building for suitable sites.

It was agreed the labyrinth would be built within the school’s Peace Garden - the students are looking forward to beginning the creation of the labyrinth and reflection space.

To their delight, the group won the Canon Chancellors Award for their labyrinth project.

This involves an opportunity to visit Chester Cathedral, which they plan to do as soon as they’re able.

Teacher Kate Coleclough, said: "It’s fantastic for our work to be recognised within the Diocese.

"We are so proud to be able to create something for all students and staff to use in school, both now and in the future, that will benefit them and help them take time out in a busy day to reflect and refresh."