TWITS, tickets and top-hats were the order of the day at Kilmacolm Primary as the school celebrated the work of iconic author Roald Dahl.

Pupils and staff dressed up in costumes inspired by classic books such as 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'Matilda' and 'The BFG'.

There were also characters from 'The Twits', 'James and the Giant Peach' and 'George's Marvellous Medicine'.

The event was held to mark Roald Dahl Day and is part of the school's successful 'KPS loves reading' initiative, which earned it a Scottish Education Award earlier this year.

As well as helping to improve literacy skills and encouraging children to read, this year's celebrations also incorporated the likes of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

P7 teacher, Ailie Glover, said: "The children love to dress up and celebrate the work of Roald Dahl.

"This year, instead of just having a literacy focus our project is across the whole curriculum, we're expanding into other areas."

While 'Matilda' was one of the most popular themes, the pupils' wonderful costumes meant they avoided a spell in 'the chokey'.

Head teacher Simone McCredie said: "I'm amazed at the effort that the parents and children have put in.

"We have some very unusual Roald Dahl costumes and some we've not seen before, like 'George's Marvellous Medicine'.

"This is our third year of doing it and it's all part of 'KPS loves reading' but we try to re-energise it each time and that's why we had lots of STEM activities all day.

"One of the teachers was dressed as the BFG helping children make 'dream jars' for science, which was great."

The events culminated in a group reading session in the assembly hall before everyone took part in a conga in the playground and around the school.

Ava Crawford, who is aged 10 and in P6, enjoyed the new science element to this year's Roald Dahl Day.

She said: "We made 'dream jars' from 'The BFG' by mixing water, oil and vitamin C to make bubbles.

"The outfits were brilliant, everyone looked great."