A CLASS of animal-loving children at a Wee County school created their very own superhero in a bid to highlight the dangers of littering.

Mrs Zoe Lindsay’s P2L class at Craigbank PS put their heads together and made a film all about the issue.

They came up with Rainbow Girl the Animal Rescuer, who became the star of their awareness drive.

The class worked with Tom Bancroft from ABC Creative Music and recorded an original score to enhance the video.

And in the process, they also earned themselves a runners up prize in the Into Film monthly competition in May.

The lovely short film came about for a different competition by the SSPCA on Litter and Animals and followed on from the class reading Captain Underpants.

As well as starring in their film, the young people also directed and choreographed much of the action themselves.

In the video, superhero Rainbow Girl goes sailing and meets several sea creatures in need of her help.

Class teacher Mrs Lindsay said: “I am extremely proud of the children and their achievement.

“As a class of animal-lovers, they are passionate about getting this important message out and they really delivered with this film.

“It was lovely to receive this accolade and, for me personally, it's a fitting end to a special year with a uniquely talented class.”

Judges from Into Film were pleased with the children's creative interpretation of an important topic and were largely satisfied with the flow of the story as well as the cinematography.

They also highlighted the hilarious characters and the soundtrack.

The array of great costumes and props was noted as well by Into Film, which has a UK-wide programme supporting teachers in achieving effective learning outcomes.

To watch the Craigbank PS film, visit youtu.be/wvrY1QyqO4A