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February 7, 2019

Honour for two pupils who created video as lasting legacy

A VIDEO created by two pupils from Fearns was played at the Tower of London at a special awards ceremony.

Brandon Mayor,16, and Ben Tudor, 15, were selected to go on a tour of First World War Battlefields in March as part of the commemorations of the Battle of Manchester Hill.

They made the video on their return as part of the National Legacy 110, where pupils who attend the tours share their experience.

Humanities teacher Miss Ashworth accompanied the pupils to London. She said: “The presentation was really impressive and we saw some amazing pieces of work.

“Our video was shown in front of everyone and we had a fantastic day. We got shown round the Tower of London by a Beefeater,and he was the same one I had seen on a Channel 5 programme the week earlier‘in training’.

“We got to see the Crown Jewels, the White Tower and went into the chapel. The pupils’ behaviour was fantastic.”

Ben,who was on his first trip to London,said: “It was good to feel what it was like as I had never been, seeing the Crown Jewels was the best bit.”

Brandon said: “It was good and the Tower of London was cool.”

However both pupils found the Tube incredibly busy.

Former Head of Humanities at Fearns Mrs Cheshire accompanied Miss Ashworth on the trip.

Brandon is hoping to study A levels and then train to be a pilot, while Ben is considering an apprenticeship in with plumbing, tree felling or building and construction.