PUPILS from Carleith Primary School have been praised by local police after their fundraising efforts.

The youngsters have been working with officers since the beginning of the school year to help make positive changes in the local community.

Together they raised £500 to go towards West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare’s Christmas toy appeal.

The total was split between five teams, with each being given £100 to spend on a child of a specific age and gender.

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Roselyn McGregor, head teacher, said: “This partnership work has empowered our children to make positive changes in their community, develop their leadership skills as well as encourage compassion and empathy for others.”

Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Police Division added: “Congratulations and well done to the pupils of Carleith Primary School in Clydebank who managed to raise £500 to buy gifts for less fortunate children and young people across West Dunbartonshire.”