BRAEHEAD Primary School pupils got their day off to the perfect start last week when they took part in the "Big Breakfast" and at the same time raised plenty of cash for charity.

Hundreds of pupils at the Dumbarton school sat down and enjoyed the most important meal of the day as part of a campaign to raise awareness of child poverty in Scotland.

All of the 235 youngsters from classes from primary 1 to 7 at the school tucked into the Big Breakfast. It was their contribution to the campaign launched by Scottish Television.

Pupils made their way to school dressed in their pyjamas and onesies to enjoy brekkie together and at the same time raised £210 for impoverished children, as part of the "Lorraine Kelly Big Breakfast Appeal."

Big Breakfast Day took place on Friday, October 27, and definitely went down well with pupils, teachers and parents alike.

Clerical assistant Marianna Jardine, one of the organisers of the event on behalf of the school, said: "The parents joined in and helped serve the breakfasts to the children. We were greatly indebted to ASDA and Morrison's in Dumbarton for their donations of cereals and fruit."

The pictures certainly show the children enjoying tucking into a variety of cereals, fruit and milk, before heading off to their classrooms to begin their daily lessons. The smile on their faces spoke volumes.

"We hope this becomes an annual evet," added Marianna.