THOUGHTFUL school pupils are helping to feed children in some of the poorest parts of the world.

Youngsters from Inverkip Primary have raised money for Mary's Meals - the charity which helps to feed impoverished children in the third world.

Their fundraising for the charity was then match funded by the UK Government's 'Double the Love' initiative.

Head teacher Diane Renfrew said the children raised the money at an assembly where they acted out the role of the charity.

She said: "Our current assemblies link to Rights Respecting Schools and our focus is on the sustainable development goals.

"P6/5 chose zero hunger and performed to parents and the school back.

"Their teacher Mrs Chalmers had asked the children for ideas for the script and one of them was a link to the charity, Mary’s Meals.

"We researched it and then added it to our script.

"We had one child play the character of Magnus, founder of Mary’s Meals, and took the children on an adventure to learn about the work that they do."

The children also performed a song using sign language.

Mrs Renfrew added: "P6/5 also learned sign language for one of the songs in their assembly - A Thousand Years.

"It was a bit of a tear jerker for our audience but linked perfectly with the fact Magnus shows so much love towards each and every child that his charity helps around the world.

"It shows how brave and strong these children are on a daily basis to achieve at school, believe in their dreams and be the best they can be."

Local Mary's Meals fundraising champion Bernadette Barr was presented with the cheque at the school and described the donation as 'absolutely fantastic'.

She added: "This is children helping children, which is so important in education."