THE introduction of new fleeces and jackets at a Johnstone school has had a warm reception from pupils.

Children from all year groups at Cochrane Castle Primary were given the new schoolwear to help keep them cosy in classrooms.

And they have proved to be such a hit with pupils that staff now plan to make them a permanent addition to the school uniform.

Graeme Mothersole, acting headteacher at Cochrane Castle Primary, told The Gazette: “We originally considered getting the fleeces and jackets because Covid regulations mean we have to leave the windows of the classroom open.

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“The classrooms can get naturally cold and it’s unfair to assume that every family can afford to get their children a nice toasty fleece to wear every day.

“We purchased them based on this and soon found that they also really helped make the community aspect of the school more prominent, as everyone was wearing the same uniform, with the school badge emblazoned on it.

“We’ve decided to make it part of our primary one package, so when the new kids come in, they’ll get a jacket and fleece as part of their introduction.

“It feels as though it’s really bringing back that connection between the school and the local community.”