PLAYERS from Glasgow Warriors rugby side have taken time out from pre-season rugby training to renovate a school garden.
They descended on St Roch's secondary with spades, paintbrushes and overalls to give its garden a makeover ahead of the new term.
Gregor Townsend, the team's head coach, said: "It is great to be able to help out in the community and provide some of the brawn needed to renovate the garden.
"Not only is this a great way for us to get involved with what is an important place for the children at St Roch's but we can use it too as a team-building exercise as we prepare for the new season.
"It is important for us as an organisation that we play an active role in communities all across the city and it is great to see the guys getting involved in this kind of project."
The garden upgrade was organised by Glasgow Communities, part of Glasgow Life, which provides opportunities for learning across the city.
Glasgow Life chairman Archie Graham said: "The garden at St Roch's is a little haven of tranquillity and a place to recharge the batteries before continuing with the joy of learning.
"It is great that Glasgow Warriors are assisting us in giving the garden a make-over in time to inspire hundreds more children throughout the academic year ahead."
Gerry McGuigan, head teacher at St Roch's, said: "I am sure the pupils will be delighted when they return and disappointed that they were not here to lend a hand."