HARD working children at a Greenock primary school are being rewarded for their efforts at a special weekly celebration.

The 'Pupil of the Week Café' scheme at All Saints Primary has proved to be extremely popular with both children and staff.

It allows the award-winners to take a well-earned bow in front of their peers.

Head teacher Lorraine Fisher said: "Each week we recognise a pupil from each class who has made excellent efforts to be a successful learner, effective contributor, confident individual or responsible citizen.

"Pupils are applauded by the whole school at Friday assembly and receive a certificate and trophy for their desk.

"They also receive an invite to take home for the following Friday where, instead of coming to assembly, they enjoy playing a range of board games with their grown-up.

"We recognise that parents are not always available during the day to come into school so pupils can pick any grown-up - granny, uncle, big brothers or sisters and if this proves impossible they can pick any member of the All Saints team to join them."

At the café, tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits and fruit are on offer and the only rule is that everyone has to chat - no mobile phones or devices are permitted.

Mrs Fisher added: "Our pupils and grown-ups agree that this is not only a great way to celebrate achievement but also a great start to the weekend, taking time and space to talk and relax together."

Sean Casement, who is in P7A, is one of the pupils who has enjoyed the cafe.

He said: “I enjoy playing all the new games."

Robbie McMaster, who is in P6A, added: “I love playing with the board games with my aunt and wee cousin."

Peyton Anderson, who is in P4/3, said: "My nana came along and we played lots of different games."