A GROUP of Hampshire school children transformed into film producers as part of their work experience programme.

Romsey-based production company, Copia Productions, organised a week's film-making at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for students at Mountbatten School.

A number of Year Ten students at the school filmed the gardens and conducted a number of interviews, as well as operating drone cameras.

Independent cameraman, John Beck, also offered a demonstration.

Andy Jones, director at Copia Productions, said he was impressed by the students' approach.

He said: "We were very glad to help Mountbatten School, who have done so much to help us with our productions over the last few years.

"My colleague Rob White and I were impressed with the students' positive and committed approach. We really enjoyed working with them and Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, who were so generous with their time and resources.

"No wonder Hampshire County Council is proud of them."

The film created by the students is being edited by the work experience team, with the aim of launching it at the next Mountbatten School Business Patrons' evening which, by coincidence, is being held at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

The patrons of the school come from a variety of businesses that the school has developed relationships with, including Copia and Maritime Films UK LTD.

The movie, titled Collections and Landscapes – Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in winter, will then be available to the Gardens to promote their conservation and education work.