A SCHOOL threw open its doors for family and friends to enjoy the good weather with a garden party.

Hillview Primary, in Springhill Road, Barrhead, played host to the day of fun with activities and events for people of all ages. 

Soak the teacher and beat the goalie competitions gave pupils the chance to get one up on their teachers, while a raffle and refreshments kept adults occupied throughout the afternoon. 

By far the biggest attraction was the Scottish Fire and Rescue appliance parked in the playground, with boys and girls enjoying a guided tour of the vehicle.

Firefighters were able to show children the inside of the vehicle, while at the same time talking them through the lifesaving work that they carry out. 

A bouncy castle provided some lighter entertainment for children too, with crazy golf and a nail bar ensuring nobody left Hillview 
bored at the end of the afternoon. 

To round off the day, the weather held out to ensure the summer garden party truly lived up to its name. 

Posting on Twitter, the school said it appreciated the “fantastic turnout”, adding: “Thank you to everyone who came to our garden party.”

There were some serious elements to the afternoon, with children from the school organising charity stalls on the day. 

Primary six put together a foodbank stall and the children were hoping to deliver the goods to those in need this week. 

The fundraising and common good element of the day did not stop there. 

The event raised hundreds of pounds for good causes, with the organisers delighted with the contribution from staff, pupils and the school community.