MODEL pupils are leading by example an Inverclyde secondary school after being elected to senior roles.

A new head boy, prefects and house captains have been voted in at Port Glasgow High for the forthcoming term.

Collectively, the senior pupil leadership team will be tasked with upholding the school's values and driving forward a number of events and initiatives.

As part of the election process, pupils delivered speeches to all senior students and there was then a formal vote, with staff also given a say.

Emerging top of the ballot were Scott Sneddon and Claire Steele, who were elected head boy and girl, with Dylan Potter and Sophie Brown as their deputies.

Scott said: "I was keen to give something back to the school because Port High has really helped me grow in confidence over the years.

"I am looking forward to the challenges ahead."

Claire recently completed her higher exams in five subjects and was delighted to be chosen by her peers and staff.

She said: "I'm so pleased to be elected and will work hard to repay the trust that my peers and the teachers have placed in me.

"I've really enjoyed my time at this school and I'm looking forward to ensuring our last year is the best yet."

Head teacher Stuart Clark heaped praise on all candidates and the new leadership team.

Mr Clark said: "To have so many pupils stand for election as house captains, head pupils and prefects really is a mark of the committed and responsible young people we are proud to have here at Port Glasgow High.

"The speeches all of the pupils made were excellent and it was great to hear how proud they are of their school and how keen they are to give something back.

"I'm confident they will be an excellent team for the session ahead."