ST John's Primary School told their Christmas story in song and sign this year - in a show of support for a little girl who is fighting cancer for the third time.

In moving scenes the pupils were pitch perfect and had all the actions in place in in honour of their friend seven-year-old Rosie Mitchell.

The Port youngster, who is battling neuroblastoma, has suffered hearing loss as a result of the gruelling treatment she has undergone since she was first diagnosed at only 15 months old.

Her school friends hoped to keep her spirits high with a special performance of the 'The Hopeless Camel' and a spectacular carol concert.

They held a special preview with residents from the Marchmont Nursing Home and Gibshill Children's Centre and invited the Tele along too.

Head teacher Mark Coyle said: "We wanted to use sign language for the nativity in support of Rosie and the teachers and pupils worked so hard to get it right.

"All the pupils loved doing it.

"It has been a great effort to pull it together and we'd like to thank Denise McLaughlin from Garvel School for coming to help and our depute head Martin Craig who really takes care of the needs of all our pupils.

"Our teachers practised in the classroom using videos and I'm very proud of them all. It was wonderful to see.

Rosie, from Kingston Dock, has just returned from Spain where she was undergoing tests in Barcelona prior to treatment to battle her neuroblastoma..

Rosie's mum Donna-Louise Hurrell and dad Ross Mitchell, who also have twin boys Dylan and Lucas, have been overwhelmed by the support from St John's and the wider Inverclyde community for a fundraising campaign to pay for expensive medical costs.