LARBERT High School in Falkirk has scored a double win in The Herald’s young film critic competition.

James Gower, 11, won in the age 5-11 category with his review of Paddington 2. Elle Rose-Fotheringham triumphed in the 12-18 group with her piece on the Kenya-set drama Supa Moda.

Both reviews are published today in The Herald magazine. Winners also receive a goodie bag from the education charity Into Film, which organised the competition with The Herald.

Into Film organises an annual festival giving youngsters from ages 5-19 the chance to see a movie for free. The UK-wide celebration of film, now in its sixth year, held 258 events in Scotland. Among them was a Scots language event hosted by poet and storyteller Sheena Blackhall.

Donald Martin, Editor-in-Chief of The Herald, said: “Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. Scotland has always loved its cinema, and it is heartening to see that this affection has been passed to a new generation.”

Harry Harris of Into Film said: "A huge congratulations to the two students from Larbert High School for their winning reviews. The films they chose show the breadth of what's on offer at the Into Film Festival. All the entries received showed what a good tool for building literacy film reviewing can be, and it wouldn't surprise us at all if we end up seeing these names in print a lot more in future."

Read the winning reviews in The Herald magazine, today.