PARENTS clubbed together to make sure Primary 7 pupils at St Serf's Primary School in Tullibody had the perfect send-off.

They pooled their resources to organise a prom for the children moving on to secondary school after the summer holidays.

After an informal chat in the car park one day, they decided the youngsters should be able to celebrate the milestone.

One of the parents, Keith Ward, explained: "Because St Serf's doesn't do a leaving prom for the kids of P7 going to high school some of us parents got together and suggest we do it for them; after all, it is the transition from kids to growing up and the occasion should be marked.

"So we went ahead and booked the civic centre and all the parents of P7 contributed financially and work-wise to give the kids a party they would remember.

"My wife and I had the disco and balloon business so we put that in, other parents came and dressed the hall, dads came and helped with the technical (stuff) and everyone helped to make the party the success it was."

There were tunes from Castles & Mascots and local photographer John Howie provided a fun photo booth.

The pupils walked up the red carpet and through a balloon arch, having their picture taken on the way, before being introduced by name in the hall.

Parents also pulled out all the stops to put together the catering for the event, held last month.

According to Keith, the evening was a total success and a big thanks was given to the teachers who attended and showed their support, which he said meant a lot, and the pupils had a great time.

He said: "They were hyper, they absolutely loved it.

"It did what we wanted it to do – it marked the occasion."