THE Border Telegraph created a different kind of head-line last week after coming to the rescue of a local school.

St Mary's in Melrose was hosting 80 children for the Far Out Challenge.

The teams of five from 16 different primary schools faced a day of art, drama and sporting challenges.

But organisers were short of materials for the newspaper-hat making challenge - until we offered a few bundles of back-copy editions.

Last Saturday's event was sponsored by Laser Vision.

And following the many challenges set to the five-pupil teams, which included paper-hat making, wall-climbing, orienteering, zorbs and drama, Longbridge Towers were named winners with Melrose Primary runners-up.

Debbie Wood, who is head of Art at St Mary's, told us: "Lots of fun was had whilst new friendships were being formed.

"Regardless of winning there were 80 slightly tired children at the end of the day beaming as they left St Mary’s."