Dunkirk actor Jack Lowden has helped launch a talent competition at his old school in the Borders.
The 29-year-old will also judge the Earlston’s Got Virtual Talent event at Earlston High School.
Pupils have until 1 June to submit their entries, which he will narrow down to a top 10.
The actor, who is due to feature in the upcoming Al Capone biopic, has joked that the winning prize could be an online “candlelit dinner” with him.
A post on the school’s Facebook page said it was delighted to have the former pupil kick-off the competition.
Lowden said he hoped current students were not – like him – getting “severely bored” under lockdown and sitting around playing games on their consoles.
“To marry in with your very important coursework, we thought we would do something a little bit more exciting,” he said.
Pupils are being asked to send in 90-second clips of anything such as cooking, acting, singing or dancing.
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“We would love someone to do something with a dog,” joked Lowden.
“So if you’ve got a particularly close relationship with one of your dogs or a particularly creative border collie please get them involved.”
He promised an “almighty bonanza” of a prize for the winner.
“It might just be a candlelit dinner for one with me on Zoom, why would you not want to enter for that?” he asked.
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