A SWITCHED-on schoolboy from Gourock has been creating posters to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

Little Finn McAdam decided he wanted to make some artwork inspired by government guidance to help get the safety message across. The six-year-old says he is desperate for the virus to go away so he can go back to school and see his pals.

His efforts attracted attention on social media and his efforts have been praised by members of the public and local councillors.

Finn, who is a pupil at Ardgowan Primary, said: "I wanted to draw the posters as I want the germs to go away. "I want to go back to school and see my friends and want to see my grandparents too."

His parents Emma Louise and Kevin, who are expecting a new arrival in July, are proud of Finn and his idea.

Emma Louise, 27, who is currently furloughed from her events co-ordinator role at Gleddoch, said: "It makes us really chuffed.

"He's adapted really well to everything and is happy to wear a mask in shops, even pointing out when someone doesn't have their covering on properly to us in shops.

"He's so switched on about it.

"We really don't give kids enough credit for everything.

"They pick up on bits and pieces and while it's a scary time for them and Finn can't sometimes understand why we can't do certain things, he is taking it in his stride."

Kevin, who works for Scottish Water, added: "He's a great boy and it's really boosted his confidence seeing all the lovely comments about his posters.

"He wants to see family and friends obviously, but we've been doing our best to keep him happy and occupied.

"It's great he's being so understanding about it all."