YOUNGSTERS at a Wombwell school have been congratulated for showing off their creative skills and winning an enterprising competition.

The pupils from King’s Oak Primary Learning Centre formed the Tree Troopers in a competition to design play areas.

They had to show off their marketing skills as well as business acumen within their designs to come out on top against a whole host of other schools from around Yorkshire.

The team of nine-year-olds Eliana Whiteley, Finley Orman, Tamzin Davis, Charley Batty and eight-year-old Riley Morris then stood in front of the judging panel and delivered a showstopping pitch to secure victory.

Their prize will be a new treehouse situated at the school’s Wells Lane site.

Staff from Precision Timber, who sponsored the competition, have visited the school to make plans for the £10,000 prize and children will get to see the process unfold by visiting a workshop.