ECO aware pupils at a Gourock secondary will be taking the plunge as they learn more about marine conservation in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Young people at Clydeview Academy have made it through to the end stage of Dive Project Cornwall - a competition offering teenagers the chance to go open water scuba diving there while finding out about environmental issues.

A total of 20 pupils from Clydeview will join another 19 schools from all over the UK in a week-long learning opportunity aimed at making them ocean influencers of the future.

Clydeview's entry for the competition included the construction of a huge seahorse from single-use plastic, an essay on why protecting the oceans is important, and a video on why the school should be selected.

The project has been led by pupils Nina Kirk and Grant Gallagher, will help from maths teachers Carla Findlay and Laura Baxter and pupils across the school.

Nina added: "I've had already done a lot of reading before this project but this made me realise that things are getting worse.

"All marine animals are equally in danger but we chose a seahorse as we thought it would be really striking."

Teacher Ms Findlay said she was really impressed by what the young people created in such a short period of time.

She added: "We're all so delighted to see all of our hard work rewarded and we can't wait to go to Cornwall next summer.