COALSNAUGHTON Primary School's nativity went down a treat with parents, carers and the community – and youngsters made a special effort for the village's senior citizens too.

As well as putting on a show, some of the pupils wrote letters to individual residents, inviting them to come along and watch.

Colleen ClarkBurns, the school's headteacher, told the Advertiser: "Monday was the main performance at the village hall for the mums and dads, and then on Tuesday we had a second performance in the school for the community and the senior citizens.

"So we have a senior citizen in the village that keeps a tab on people and gives us a list of other senior citizens every year.

"This year the children in P6 and P7 did hand-written invitations to them and they chose a couple or an elderly gentleman or lady to write to.

"It was quite nice because some of them came in and said: 'Oh, can I see so and so, because I've got a wee box of chocolates for them'."

Some of the youngsters then helped out by serving teas and coffees to those who attended after the nativity had finished.

When asked how the pupils enjoyed their performances on Monday and Tuesday, Colleen added: "They loved it, and their singing was actually so clear.

"It was some of our best performances, and some of the best attendances we've ever had."

On behalf of the staff, she said: "We're dead proud of them; they were super."