Pupils take learning to community

Bedlingtonshire Community High School, Bedlington Station.
Bedlingtonshire Community High School, Bedlington Station.
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It’s been a busy end of term at Bedlingtonshire Community High School.

Over the past few weeks pupils in years 7, 8 and 10 have been preparing work for an exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Their work remembered the fallen and survivors, or reflected on what it might have been like to live through the First World War. It was displayed alongside pieces by other schools in St Cuthbert’s Church, Bedlington.

Meanwhile, students from Year 12 have been performing pieces for their AS drama exam.

The show was held at nearby St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy, which gave the students a taste of what the studio will be like in the new build at their own school.

A group of A-level history students have also been preparing for their exams and travelled to Whitley Bay Playhouse to hear famous historian David Starkey talk about Henry VIII’s death and the effect it had on society.

The lecture, followed by a question and answer session, gave the teenagers more background knowledge of the Tudors to add to their learning about Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

And congratulations were due to Year 8 pupil Hannah Doncaster, who was a runner-up in the national Caboodle Junior Judges Competition for book reviews.