A GOUROCK secondary has been transformed into a school of rock for a smash-hit show.

Pupils at Clydeview Academy are raising the curtain - and the roof - on their annual performance, which this year is 'We Will Rock You'.

The show started last night and will also be on again this evening, tomorrow and Friday at 7pm each night.

It features a packed programme of rock anthems performed by a cast of around 40 students plus a live band and 12 of a crew.

The pupils are representing all age groups, from S1 through to S6.

The singing and dancing is accompanied by visuals on a huge screen next to the stage.

Teacher Gareth Bowman, musical director, said: "The kids have been superb and worked really hard.

"They are an absolute credit to their school, parents and the community."

'We Will Rock You' will be the swansong for departing music teacher Mr Bowman, who is leaving Inverclyde after 13 years of service.

He taught at Greenock Academy for five years before moving to Clydeview when it opened in 2011.

Mr Bowman was handed the reins for the show before he moves to South Lanarkshire.

He said: "It's fantastic to be doing it.

"It's also been a great leadership opportunity for the pupils, especially those in S6 who are helping to direct the show. "The students are taking responsibility for things like sound and lighting as well. "The skills development element of it is great, they are getting real-life experience."

Pupils warmed up for the annual school event with a show at the weekend alongside the Scottish Pops Orchestra.

Staff, including principal teacher of music Alan Beck accompanied a 40-strong group of pupils to Dunfermline's Alhambra Theatre on Saturday where they performed renditions of Queen hits 'Radio Ga Ga' and 'We Are the Champions', whilst helping to raise over £1,000 for Maggie's Cancer Centres.

Tickets for the show are available from the school office or by calling 715050.