CHILDREN got on a 'roll' as they took to the green to learn to play bowls.

Primary four pupils from three schools - Newark Primary, St Michael's Primary and St John's Primary - took part in the lessons at Port Glasgow Bowling Club.

Organised by kind volunteers at the bowling club in partnership with Active Schools, the idea is to encourage the children to get out and try different sports.

Sandra Malcolm, child protection officer at the bowling club, said the youngsters had a ball.

She said: "We felt this was a good time of the year as it's coming to the end of the season.

"We the hope that the day inspires some of them to join our junior section."

Ross Stewart from Active Schools says the children had great fun.

He said: "This was a brilliant opportunity for the children to play a sport they had never tried before.

"Hopefully we can create a pathway for them into the club."

Lilly Madden, who is a pupil at Newark Primary School, said she has loved learning how to play.

The eight-year-old said: "It was a really good experience. It's been really great fun."

Sandra is keen to thank all the volunteers from Port Glasgow Bowling Club who gave up their spare time to help coach the children.

She said: "We couldn't do it without the support of the people who come out to get involved."