Fife College creative students have taken part in a unique competition to raise awareness of climate change in the Levenmouth area and the river Leven, in particular.
Four groups were set a brief to look at ways to promote climate change to local people which would help to clean up the river and promote good practice in the community.
With a timeframe of just 48 hours the groups put together their creative solutions choosing song, adverts and film as their mediums.
Sixteen students, all studying NC acting and theatre performance presented their finished pieces to the judging panel.
The winning team was Cameron Tait from Blackburn, Daniel Morrison from Kirkcaldy, Fiona Howe from Kinglassie and Robert Ryan from Falkirk.
They produced a “mockumentary” combining humour with serious messages about climate change and the needs of the area.
Fife College is a supporter for the ambitious River Leven catchment project and the Creative Minds exercise was the first engagement with its students.
Environmental services coordinator John Wincott said: “The performing arts students were set the task of producing a media project centred around the immediate Leven area that highlighted the concerns around climate change and adaptation.
“It’s fair to say that at the final presentations the whole audience was amazed at the quality of the output from the students.
“All four groups produced different styles of productions and every one of them was exceptional, producing heartfelt messages that left the audience emotionally connected to the message.”
Director of creative industries, Dougi McMillan added; “This is the first collaboration between Fife College and the River Leven project. Our students have set a very high standard and the experience has been very valuable.”
Cameron, who starred as a TV reporter in the winning mockumentary, said: “When you think of climate change you always think about what is happening in other countries and the effect it is having on the ice caps and the polar bears for example.
“This project made us think about the effects it is having right on our doorstep in Levenmouth – we decided to put this over in a fun way so that more people could relate to it.”