YOUNGSTERS are helping save lives in memory of their late school friend Jayden Orr - by making a series of short films.

Kids at Newark Primary have teamed up with Jayden's mum Kathleen to shoot scenes for an online awareness guide on what to do when someone suffers a cardiac arrest.

Ten-year-old Port Glasgow schoolboy Jayden tragically collapsed and died while ice skating nearly two years ago.

His family then teamed up with the Tele to launch the Show Some Heart campaign in his name, funding defibrialltors for local school and public places.

Now his friends are playing their part in memory of their friend.

Primary seven pupil Lana Hefferman, who stars in the film, said: "We are so excited to be part of this and to do something for Jayden.

"We want to raise awareness of what to do with defibrillators and we have learned so much."

Lana is part of a cast and crew made up of primary six and sevens.

Classmate Connie Murphy added: "We all miss Jayden.

"He was aways playing pranks.

"We want to do this for him and we hope it makes a difference."

The children worked closely with Kathleen during the filming and preparing the scripts.

Kathleen told the Tele: "I want Jayden's name to live forever, I don't want anyone to ever forget what happened to him.

"We want to save as many lives as we can.

"It was important to me that it was Jayden's school friends who took part in this, I wanted it to be them.

"We had such a great day filming it all.

"I really believe we are making a difference.

"Making these films is something I felt was a really important thing to do as part of the campaign.

"This is about the children showing the adults what do in an emergency.

"People need to know that if they have access to a defibrillator and use it, they can save someone's life."

Jayden's classmates joined West College Scotland's Inverclyde TV team to bring the films to the screen.

The Inverclyde TV team of Chris Bradley and David Donaldson worked closely with Kathleen and the children to turn her dream in to a reality.

Chris said: "It has been a privilege to be a part of this.

"The primary six and sevens have worked really hard and they are so talented."

The kids filmed in the grounds of Newark Primary and in a playpark with St Andrews First Aid, who work closely with Kathleen.

A crew from the BBC were there as they are making a programme about Kathleen and her campaign.

During the Orr family's campaign the number of registered defibs in Inverclyde has jumped from single figures to nearly 30.

Kathleen is now working with the support of local MSP Stuart McMillan to change planning law in Jayden's memory, so that all public buildings above a certain size must have one of the devices fitted as standard.