PUPILS from Peebles High were bridging the generations recently as part of Community Week.

And all 43 of the first year students have now been presented with a Saltire Volunteer Challenge Award by Volunteer Centre Borders.

Throughout the last week in May, the pupils gave up their time to help at several community organisations.

The pupils volunteered at boccia sessions, walking netball matches, lunch clubs and Walk It groups.

Richard McDowell from Scottish Borders Council's Community Learning and Development Service oversaw the volunteering at the Peebles Community Centre, the Gytes and on the walking trails around the Burgh.

The youngsters also volunteered in the gardens of Peebles CAN and at Tweeddale Youth Action.

Youth volunteering development officer Stephanie Logan told us: "The young people really enjoyed getting out and about, and seeing what goes on when they would usually be at school.

"They also thrived from intergenerational learning and being given the responsibility to take charge in certain activities.

"Everyone who took part also received a Saltire Challenge award, which highlights and credits young people for volunteering as a team and for encouraging community participation."