A Lake District visitor attraction is taking the mountain to the classroom in series of sessions aimed at inspiring primary school age children.

Honister Slate Mine is working with the Primary Business Partnership to deliver sessions in primary schools in Allerdale and Copeland.

Tori Jones, one of the tour guides at Honister - who is also a trained archaeologist and former teacher - will be sharing her passion for history and geology with the children.

She will also talk about how she enjoys meeting new people through her job and answering any questions they have about her career.

She said: "Everyone learns in a different way and is inspired by different things.

"It is really important to nurture a sense of curiosity and possibility in children from an early age to help them develop the skills and resilience they need to fulfil their potential."

Jan Wilkinson, co-owner of Honister Slate Mine, said: "We are in a position to inspire the next generation of young people and help promote a love of the outdoors, because we know this has huge benefits to wellbeing and health.

"Honister is a fantastic environment which offers huge scope for using different skills, from mining and shaping the stone in the workshop, to leading adventure activities, working in retail or the cafe.

"I’d encourage teachers who are thinking about planning their next educational trip to get in touch to find out what packages we can offer.

"Not only can we help deliver learning outcomes and personal social development, it will be a fun experience that makes a lasting memory."

There are free educational resources for teachers linked to the Keystage 2 curriculum.

To find out more go to www.primarybusinesspartnership.org.uk