A SHORT film made by a 15-year-old Longsands pupil has been placed on YouTube. The film by Amelia Taverner, from the St Neots School is to be used to put out the message of the damage done by noise pollution and how the problem of excessive noise can be s

SILENT MOVIE ON NOISE: Winner Amelia Taverna (second left) and runner-up Lottie Judge with Councillors Gordon Thorpe, John Davies and Allan Cummings. Picture: HELEN DRAKE 3060 HD0509

A SHORT film made by a 15-year-old Longsands pupil has been placed on YouTube.

The film by Amelia Taverner, from the St Neots School is to be used to put out the message of the damage done by noise pollution and how the problem of excessive noise can be solved.

Amelia is the winner of a film competition run by Huntingdonshire District Council, which invited secondary school children to submit a film of less than 40 seconds to mark Noise Action Week last week.

Amelia's winning film, Three Wise Neighbours is a silent film with statistics about the damage done by excessive noise in which school pupils find a solution by reporting the problem to Huntingdonshire District Council.

Sue Merry, environment protection officer at HDC told The Hunts Post that the film put the message across well, winning Amelia the prize of £150.

The runner-up film was by Lottie Judge, another 15-year-old Longsands pupil who based her story around Mr Potato head and had a character going to jail for making too much noise. Mrs Merry said the film was charming. "We absolutely loved it but it wasn't quite the right message.