ST Palladius pupils enjoyed a Harvest Festival and a special project on the Dalry Bypass recently.

The youngsters led a harvest service where they collected donations for North Ayrshire Foodbank.

Parents were invited along to the service at the Dalry school and joined the children in singing songs.

The pupils also enjoyed a special visit as part of an ongoing art project commemorating the Dalry Bypass recently.

Playwright John Hodgart and musician James Dippie, who are both former teachers in the Garnock Valley, conducted a workshop with the pupils for the Bypass Art project.

The duo told the children the true story of Bessie Dunlop, a local woman wrongly accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake.

The children sang songs and acted out scenes from Hodgart’s play, Bessie Dunlop: Witch of Dalry.