Pupils at a primary school near Stroud have been helping to conserve rare varieties of vegetables.

Oakridge is Gloucestershire's first 'Seed Guardian' school, meaning they help increase the number of seeds for varieties that are not widely available.

In the Spring children chose two 'orphan' seed varieties - a pea called Big Ben and a dwarf French bean called Odawa Indian.

They collected the seeds from both plants, and others, and will send them back to the Heritage Seed Library once they have dried.

Last week pupils took part in a seed saving workshop with Sally Oates from the Stroud Seed Bank.

Parent and member of Oakridge School Association, Gill Skeffington said: "It's important conservation work, and the children were so enthusiastic."

Click the gallery above to view Gill's photos.