A railway heritage project which saw children having fun and celebrating their local history has been shortlisted for a national award.

More than 170 children took part in the Loop the Loop: Branching Out project earlier this year.

They visited their local library for workshops, and researched the history of the scenic branch line to create posters, bookmarks and poems.

A public event at Liskeard station included a pop-up library, exhibition and musical performances, and some of the young participants dressed up in period costume for a day on the train.

The Heritage Lottery-funded project was jointly organised by Cornwall Libraries and the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership (DCRP).

The DCRP has been shortlisted in five other categories in the National Community Rail Awards, including Best Marketing Campaign for a video shot on the Looe Valley Line which highlights top tips for taking young children out by train, and Best Community Art for a song written about a journey on the Tamar Valley Line.

The awards ceremony will be held in Stockport on September 29.