CHILDREN and staff at a Greenock school are celebrating its 10th birthday.

Everyone at St Andrews's Primary is marking the special milestone with lots of events and activities,

One highlight was a picture wall with photographs of all the teachers when they were 10 years old.

The wall was transferred into a big screen presentation for all the classes and the pupils loved it.

Head teacher Alan Connick said: "The pupils had to guess who they were and thought it was hilarious.

"For some staff, these pictures weren't taken too long ago but for others, a bit longer!"

Mr Connick says he feels honoured at having been at the school for all of its 10 years, since it was created from an amalgamation of the former Sacred Heart and St Gabriel's on the site of the former Earnhill Primary, with the building fully refurbished.

He said: "I am excited every day about the possibilities and enjoyment of leading St Andrew's."

Student teacher Jennifer Gray is particularly enjoying the celebrations as she was a former pupil before attending St Columba's High in Gourock and going to teacher training.

She was also also the first pupil to be awarded the school's Jim Young Citizenship Award at the school and has been showing the shield off.

Jennifer said: "I always knew I was going to be a teacher, but I didn't think it would be at St Andrew's.

"I was so excited about the chance to give something back to the school and the community.

"It's nice to be back and to see all the friendly faces again and be welcomed with open arms.

"The best thing about St Andrew's is the staff and the environment - the children are so lovely, they always try their best and work so hard."

Mr Connick said: "AS we turn ten it's great to see Jennifer back as a former pupil, inspired by the people who are still here."

Current pupils also give St Andrew's a glowing report card.

Karis Boyle, 11, who is in primary seven, said: "If you are having a hard time the teachers are there for you.

"I have been really happy here and I've made lots of friends."