CHILDREN at a Clacks primary school are this week giving back to the community as part of a school-wide initiative.

The young people at Menstrie PS are taking part in a health week initiative, with a wide variety of sports, arts and other activities in and out of school.

One of the overarching themes is giving back to the community and as part of that effort, the school's Glee Club on Monday, March 28, surprised residents at Menstrie House with singing and dancing performances.

It was a sunny early afternoon with Menstrie House residents gathering outdoors to hear the around 40 children who came out with a smile to brighten their day.

Those taking part in the Glee Club have been practising ahead of a virtual competition with the Frisson Foundation and delighted residents with their performances.

Miss Kirstie Evans, who leads the Glee Club, told the Advertiser: "It's been so great to have everyone back, joining in with Glee.

"I am really proud of everyone and their performances."

Other groups in the school are also giving back, for instance by carrying out litter picks along the cycle path and by helping with planting in the community garden.

The health week at the school is seeing six days of fun-filled activities.

Parents and guardians are also getting involved through the Family Challenge and are being encouraged to help children spend some time away from technology, prepare meals together at home, go for walks, go to bed early and much more.