An Irvine primary invited care home residents to celebrate Roast Dinner Day.

Lawthorn Primary School has set up links with two local care homes, Abbeyfield and Fullarton House, and will join other primaries by participating in a number of events this year with the residents.

This is to help build positive intergenerational relationships between the youngsters and elderly residents.

Primary 5 pupils had the opportunity to meet with some of the residents and talk to them about their lives this month.

The children were then to write up either a report or a short story based on their conversation.

These were presented at the afternoon tea the school hosted for the care homes the following week as part of the school’s celebrations for Scottish Book Week.

Principal Michele McMillan said: “We are participating in National Roast Dinner Day and invited residents from Abbeyfield Care Home and Fullarton House Care Home to join us to celebrate this event.

“Our aim is to continue to visit the care homes on a regular basis to build intergenerational relations. The children will chat to the elderly and play board games with them.

“Our ‘Links with the Community’ community group is also getting involved. One of the Care Homes has started Spanish lessons and residents will be visiting the school during our community group time to learn Spanish along with our pupils.”