CHILDREN'S creative talents have been in focus.

Youngsters from two primary schools took part in an Easter competition organised by Airedale Opticians.

Key Stage One pupils at Glusburn Community Primary designed Easter bunny masks, which have been displayed in the window of the opticians' Cross Hills branch.

And pupils at Beckfoot Nessfield created eggs with glasses, which were showcased at the Keighley branch.

The initiative was part of efforts by Airedale Opticians to highlight the importance of children's eye tests.

Staff and the public judged the Keighley entries, while the Glusburn submissions came under the scrutiny of local councillor Philip Barrett.

The standard of the designs won high praise.

Cllr Barrett said: "I was very impressed with the time and effort that had been put into the bunny masks. It was a pleasure to judge them."

Gill Thorp, for Airedale Opticians, said the competition was a fun way of promoting a serious message.

"Children learn so much about the world around them through their eyes," she added.

"It’s therefore really important that children’s eyes are tested regularly to give youngsters the best start to their learning from an early age.

"We’ve been successfully running this competition with Glusburn Primary for a few years now and this year we decided to branch out and involve a second school, Beckfoot Nessfield. The work from both schools has been fantastic. We really enjoyed looking through all the designs and it's a joy to go into the schools and present the prizes to the pupils."

Winners received sunglasses and Easter eggs, and there were runner-up prizes.

Entries can still be viewed on the Airedale Opticians Facebook page.

As part of the campaign, all youngsters having an eye test have also received a free Easter egg.