Two Govan primary schools have earned a top award for their outstanding community involvement.

Riverside Primary and St Saviour’s share a campus in the city’s Govan Road and teamed up to shine a spotlight on young tenants' needs.

It comes as Elderpark Housing launched its “Junior Community Voice” initiative to learn what matters to young people in the Govan community.

Now the pupils have won an award from the Tenant Participation Advisory Service Scotland for their good work.

The project has triumphed in the Best Practice in Developing Community category of the TPAS Scotland “National Good Practice Award” presented at a glitzy ceremony in Clydebank.

Jonathan Giddings-Reid, Elderpark’s Community Regeneration Officer, who came up with the idea for the project said: “We are delighted to have won especially as what we are doing is only a few months old.

“Tenant participation - as every housing professional knows - is a vitally important part of any housing association’s work.

“It is important that the ongoing process engages with tenants of all ages – including the young - whose perspective on community can differ greatly from older generations.

“The aim is to create a conversation led by young people about what a community is and how we can all influence what happens in our area.

“We have had wonderful support from the headteachers and staff of both schools – without whom this would not be possible.”

In the Best Practice in Developing Community category the judges were looking for “teams (tenants, other community members, staff and board members, contractors, businesses, and agencies) who have come together to improve/ build opportunities in their community and helped sustain individuals.”

TPAS is Scotland’s national tenant and landlord participation advisory service helping tenants, landlords and communities have a strong influence on the future of their homes and communities.

It endeavours to ensure that communities continue to improve and thrive through community engagement.