Two youngsters have been praised for a mural they created as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

Arty sisters Rajni and Amrit Samra, who attend Beaconsfield High School, painted a mural depicting the hungry caterpillar and wildlife animals in Fulmer Infant School’s playground, keeping their project hidden for three months while they worked on it after school and at weekends.

Beaconsfield High School head teacher Rachel Smith praised the girls, saying: “I am so proud of Rajni and Amrit for their delightful artwork and embracing creativity and giving back with such gusto.

“Both students are thoroughly enjoying the challenge of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and are thrilled with their big accomplishment.

“I’m not surprised they have ambitions for the Silver and Gold Awards.”

Rajni and Amrit are two of around 500 students – almost half of the school’s student population – participating in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.