SCHOOL children have created eye-catching artwork to decorate a care home in Cirencester.

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Hunter’s Care Centre have welcomed the new additions to their cafe and lounge.

The array of colourful pictures were created by local children as part of the care home's Easter and Spring Picture competition for residents to enjoy as well as maintaining links with local and playgroups and schools.

Ciprian Groza, senior general manager and Steve Chamberlain, activities coordinator, presented prizes and certificates of eggscellence to the winners from The Duke of Gloucester Playgroup.

Ciprian said: “We were delighted to have received so many entries for our Easter and spring picture competition.

“The residents enjoyed an afternoon selecting the winners although it wasn’t easy with so much creativity.

“There were different age categories and we would also like to thank St Andrew’s School and Powell’s School for their entries and we have also delivered their prizes.

“We would look forward to welcoming The Duke of Gloucester Playgroup back to Hunters.

“We are working on an exciting new project creating a woodland sculpture trail in our grounds and we very much look forward to opening it this year and inviting local groups and children to take part.”