BARRHEAD businesses have continued the season of goodwill into 2018 by providing schoolkids with new sports kit.

A number of firms dug deep to answer the call of Cross Arthurlie Primary’s Parent Council and show that the town’s community spirit is as strong as ever.

With an extensive schedule of school cluster and regional sports events lined up in 2018, staff were keen to reward youngsters for their hard work by providing new strips, jackets and T-shirts.

Members of the Parent Council then took matters into their own hands following discussions with acting principal Cathy Duncan.

After approaching local businesses, the mums and dads were pleased to report the school could count on the support of a number of companies.

Barrhead Co-op, D Moodie and Co Funeral Directors, Excel Training International, Maple Joiners and McCabe Opticians all pledged to provide cash.

Members of the school’s sports committee embarked on a tour of the town to thank all of the businesses who helped out.

Lorna Thomson, Parent Council chairwoman, said: “The kids were needing football kits so we decided we were going to buy a whole range of sports kits.

“We then contacted a range of different businesses in Barrhead who kindly agreed to sponsor the school.

“All of the pupils compete in cluster and local authority events and the kit they had before was needing replaced.

“They can now be smartly dressed and proud of what they are wearing. Everything is branded for Cross Arthurlie Primary and the sponsors are included.

“I think it’s something the children have all been keen to wear and get on.

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors for their support, as well as Cathy Duncan and staff from the school who helped out behind the scenes with the ordering.”

Fiona MacDonald, headteacher at Cross Arthurlie Primary, added: “I want to thank all of the local businesses for their generous support.

“As a school, we really value all of the contributions made to the community and are keen for the children to contribute to the wider Barrhead community.

“Also, I would like to thank the Parent Council for sourcing the kits for the children.

“It’s about everyone working together.”