Pupils board the Titanic for charity production

Cramlington's St Peter's School pupils take part in a school play about the Titanic to raise money for the RNLI (left to right) Kieran Davison, Jack Willcox, Ben Proud, Charlotte Troy and Christopher Gibbs.'REF 1207130788
Cramlington's St Peter's School pupils take part in a school play about the Titanic to raise money for the RNLI (left to right) Kieran Davison, Jack Willcox, Ben Proud, Charlotte Troy and Christopher Gibbs.'REF 1207130788
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Children from a Cramlington school were transported back in time when they treaded the boards to raise money for charity.

Year 6 pupils from St Peter and Paul’s Catholic School performed in their own production of Titanic, which raised £200 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The youngsters spent the term learning about the building of the British passenger liner, which included the history of Northern Irish heavy industry and shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff and the White Star Line.

They researched the real life characters who sailed on the ill-fated ship, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

In the run up to the production, which was staged at the school, the children made all of the props and sourced their own costumes.

They also raised money towards the costs of the production by selling cakes and stationary.

Deputy headteacher Louise Myerscough said: “It was absolutely fantastic.

“The response from the parents and grandparents was overwhelming.

“The children took to their parts brilliantly and showed a real understanding of what had gone on and how it affected travel from then on.”