A KENDAL school has received an award in recognition of its geography department.

Kirkbie Kendal School (KKS) was given the Geography Association Centre of Excellence Award by the Geographical Association.

The Centre of Excellence status recognises that the school contributes to spreading quality approaches to the teaching of geography and global learning.

In the 16 schools across the country given excellence status in 2016, geography is managed by enthusiastic curriculum leaders who are able to inspire their colleagues.

Phil Hyman, head teacher at KKS, said: "To be a centre of excellence is a tremendous achievement. There have been just 37 awards in the last 10 years. The teaching and learning that occurs both within the classroom and beyond is outstanding.

"The outcomes of this are the great GCSE and A-level examination results achieved by students, the large numbers choosing to study geography at KKS and who then continue to study geography at university.