COLOURFUL costumes were on show as Barrhead schoolkids enjoyed a Hallowe’en disco.

The pupils at Hillview Primary dressed up in a ‘spook-tacular’ array of wacky and wonderful outfits as they partied the night away in the school’s gym hall.

Formerly known as Springhill and Auchenback Primary, the school’s newly-formed Parent Council opted to double the fun and lay on not one but two Hallowe’en parties for more than 170 youngsters.

The excited kids hit the dancefloor for a series of games and activities.

And, in between busting some moves, they took the chance to stock up on sweets, dook for apples and pose for pictures with their classmates.

Janette Black, headteacher at Hillview Primary, was delighted the event was a success – and acknowledged the potential for bigger and better things to come.

She told the Barrhead News: “The Hallowe’en party was such a success that the Parent Council is planning to do other events like that in the future.

“With the name change, we had to create a new Parent Council, which is called Friends of Hillview.

“That has been beneficial because a lot of new parents have joined.

“They decided that, instead of creating a party for a couple of year groups, they would run two parties on the one night.

“The first was for primary one, two and three and the other was for primaries four to seven.

“We’ve got 213 children in total and we got 173 at the disco – that is over 80 per cent.”

Ms Black also thanked all of the organisers and kids who got involved.

She added: “The costumes were fantastic and there was a good mix of home-made and shop-bought outfits.

“Parents and children put in a lot of effort and the hair and make-up were very creative.”