FISHERTON Primary School has been shortlisted as a finalist in Virgin TV's prestigious Christmas Stars competition.

The winners will be prized with having their Christmas play filmed and broadcast to millions of the supplier's customers on television. And the Dunure school has made it through to the final round of the national competition.

In addition to showcasing their talent to a UK-wide audience, the winners will receive £5,000 and have the opportunity to work with TV presenter Stephen Mulhern who will play the role of narrator in the performance. The ITV star launched the competition.

Fisherton Primary will be awarded £100 for reaching this stage as part of the 20 finalists. The runners up will receive a prize of £1000.

The local school entered their fun-filled play called 'Believe' into the competition which features character 'Richy Rich' who, despite being very successful, is a very unhappy man. He soon realises there is more to life than his career and learns the true spirit of Christmas.

Fisherton Primary believe they should win. They said in their entry: "We're a tiny school in a beautiful fishing village on the west coast of Scotland with only 23 pupils!

“Work starts in August with 'the big class' working on characterisation and plot. A script is written after many ideas are shared. I don't have enough words to explain how creative, engaged, committed, motivated and talented the pupils are - you really need to see it to believe it!

“We would love a real entertainment business to come and help us tell this modern twist on a traditional tale. Please choose our school!”

A panel of judges comprising of members of Virgin Media’s Executive Committee, Stephen Mulhern, and Lisa Prime, BAFTA Children’s Events Programmer, will preside over the shortlist and select the winner and runner up.

Virgin Media will then film the school’s production and make it available, on-demand, to millions of Virgin TV customers this Christmas.