PUPILS from a Port school got a new angle on their maths studies by visiting Cappielow.

First year pupils from St Stephen's High enjoyed a trip to Morton's ground to take part in an active maths lesson.

They measured the pitch and also used the club's history to develop their knowledge of the subject.

Michael Dyer, who is the principal teacher of maths at the school, said the event was organised to mark Maths Week Scotland.

He said: "They loved it at Cappielow.

"Maths is one of those subjects that people seem to love or hate but this shows the children the importance of maths in real life.

"They put into practice what they have learned in the classroom, measuring the length of the football pitch in metres.

"They were also asked to work out how many days it has been since Morton won the Scottish Cup and then how many minutes and seconds.

"They kids loved it."

Pupil Hayley Hardie, 12, said: "I like maths because I like problem solving."

Fellow pupil Paul Clark, also 12, added: "It's been great doing maths in the stadium.

"I've enjoyed it because it's been group work and it brings maths to life."

Christopher McLees, a sixth year pupil who is studying for his advanced Higher and hopes to study economics at The University of Edinburgh, came along to help the younger pupils.

He said: "I think it's good to get people into maths.

"It's important to see how it can be used in their every day lives."

All the S1 pupils in St Stephen's visited Cappielow over four days to take part in the active maths lesson.

The school would like to thank the Edinburgh Mathematical Society for paying for transport to the stadium.