HISTORY enthusiasts at a Port Glasgow school are flavour of the month - after producing charity calendars featuring famous Scottish figures.

First year pupils Nicole Gilmour, Ella Nicolson and Megan Sweeney attend a lunchtime study club and decided to use their new-found knowledge to help a good cause.

The members of the St Stephen's 'history squad' produced their own calendars celebrating 12 Scottish icons in aid of Mary's Meals, which provides school dinners to children in some of the poorest parts of the world.

The pupils researched each of the historical figures and produced accompanying biographies.

Each of the Scottish icons relate to a particular school subject, for example Robert Burns for English and Sir Chris Hoy for PE, and the girls sold the calendars around the school, raising over £100 for charity.

Pupil Ella said: "I think we've done well. "We're proud of the calendars."

Classmate Nicole added: "I'm really pleased with how much we raised."

The pupils were involved in the project every step of the way, including drumming up business among school staff.

History teacher Simon Graham said: "They designed the calendars, printed them off and put them together before delivering them to staff in order to raise money for Mary's Meals. "It all started around October time as part of the S1 history club on a Friday afternoon.

"We had a lot of members and they decided on this project and then worked towards delivering it.

"It helps develop skills for work as well as building their historical knowledge.

"They worked fantastically well together and raised a brilliant amount for charity."

Among the other historical figures featuring on the calendars are Robert the Bruce, Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and St John Ogilvie.

Megan said: "I'm thankful it all came together so well, the calendars look so good."