PUPILS at Cardenden Primary School decided to take a leaf out of a book they're reading to plant some trees.

The kids have been enjoying stories about ‘My Naughty Little Sister’, by Dorothy Edwards, and in one of the tales she plants an acorn in a bottle.

And that inspired the primary 3 class at the school to branch out.

Class teacher Melinda Fleming explained: "The pupils thought it would be a great idea to do the same and then plant the oak samplings in our local woods as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, as she has requested millions of trees to be planted this year in her honour.

"We popped our acorns in bottles and when they were ready, with the help of our community ranger Jenny Venthan from Forestry and Land Scotland, we went for a ramble in the Den and planted them.

"The boys and girls of Cardenden Primary can’t wait to see them grow into big oak trees when they themselves are all grown up!"