It will be a case of lights, camera action for children at a Buckshaw school as they are set to produce and star in a film about their school and village life.

Trinity Church of England Methodist Primary School, Chorley, has been selected to produce the television film, which will see pupils having an active role in presenting news from their school and the Buckshaw Village area.

Two members from each class were chosen to audition as presenters of the show, with other pupils involved working behind the scenes as cameramen and film operators.

Ean Quirk, information communication technology co-ordinator at the school said: "We're delighted to have been chosen and the children are looking forward to taking part in the event and developing new skills.

"The project has cross curricular benefits for the children as they will be exploring where they live and how the neighbourhood has evolved geographically and historically. They will use literacy skills to take part in interviews and technology to film the activity."

Housing developer Redrow is leading the project and will help the pupils to produce the film which will be broadcast on its television channel Redrow TV.

Kim Peters, Redrow group sales and marketing director, said that Buckshaw village was the ideal place to pilot the scheme after the 'buzz' of new homes and a new school in the area.

The school will be presented with a DVD of the footage for the pupils to watch.