Year six pupils at King Charles School in Falmouth became tour guides on Wednesday morning when they were asked to show parents of prospective reception class pupils around the facilities.

The school opened its doors for an hour and invited anyone considering applying for a reception class place at the school for their youngster, to come in and see exactly what the school has to offer.

Instead of staff guiding parents around, it was decided that pupils would be given that task. "The idea is that our year sixes do the tours so parents can hear straight from our pupils rather than us (the staff) giving the tours," said head of school, Lee Moscato.

"We though it was really important for it to come from the pupils themselves and they could then answer any questions from their point of view. It has gone really well."

Throughout the hour, the school welcomed a steady stream of parents, many of whom had brought their young children along with them. They were given lengthy tours, or whistle-stop ones, depending on the time they had to spend and were able to see all the facilities, inside and out, that the school offers as well as a chance to meet Mr Moscato and executive head teacher, Clare Fortey.