THE children at Strathdevon Primary School done themselves proud last week after performing their Christmas nativity at Dollar Parish Church.

Pupils in P1-2 delightfully performed their retelling of the Christmas story in Whoops-a-Daisy Angel as gleeful parents and members of the community watched on.

Then the Christmas Choir from P2-4 charmed the audience with a selection of festive songs. All children had an opportunity to participate and shine as they entertained a full congregation.

According to staff, prior to the service the P1-4 pupils spent time in class discussing the pleasure of giving to others.

The children decided they would like their Christmas celebration to be an opportunity to give back to children that may not have the same opportunities and experiences that they have.

With that in mind, Strathdevon staff, the school community and beyond collected gift donations for Clackmannanshire Women's Aid and The Gate Foodbank with many Christmas gifts delivered to both charities.

Mrs Cully, headteacher at the school, said: “The staff were delighted to collect £154 for the Gate and an amazing donation of a cheque for £300 for Women’s Aid.

“The pupils and staff at Strathdevon were overwhelmed with these generous amounts and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our school community and beyond for their generous donations.

“The pupils in the nativity and the Christmas choir have all worked tirelessly and that is credit not only to themselves but also to their highly committed teachers and support staff.”