STAFF and youngsters at a school in mourning for a tragic pupil have today paid tribute to the "lovely" eight-year-old.
Amber Cameron was killed instantly when her bike was in collision with a single decker bus on a Renfrewshire road which residents claim is a safety risk.
The Wallace Primary School pupil had cycled down a path into Barclay Avenue, Elderslie, where the collision with the coach, owned by Greenock firm McGills, happened.
Head teacher Sue Carlton said: "Amber was a lovely girl. She was dedicated to her learning and enjoyed taking part in all school activities, particularly arts which she loved.
"It has been a very sad day at the school.
"We met with children and parents at the school gate and also talked to the pupils in their own classrooms.
"Amber was a very popular pupil and she will be sadly missed."
Amber, who has brothers and sisters, was to return to school today after the Jubilee break.
Her parents, Michelle and Duncan, live close to where the tragedy happened.
Heavily pregnant Michelle was taken to hospital as a precaution after being told the devastating news.
Floral tributes were left near the scene. One tribute read: "Missed by everyone. You will be forever in our prayers."
A witness earlier told of the horrific scene, saying: "The wee girl was lying on the road. The driver got out but I knew she was gone."
Residents say they have repeatedly warned about the need for traffic calming measures on the street which has many families with young children.
Police appealed for witnesses to the accident to contact them.