Students’ film is a historical record

Ashington High Schol pupils at the release of a DVD they made of The Bamburgh Research Project. Left to right: Callum Lyall, Georgia Bell, Graeme Young (Director at Bamburgh Research Project), Cory Vallely and Jack Wright. Picture by Stuart Cobley Photography.

Ashington High Schol pupils at the release of a DVD they made of The Bamburgh Research Project. Left to right: Callum Lyall, Georgia Bell, Graeme Young (Director at Bamburgh Research Project), Cory Vallely and Jack Wright. Picture by Stuart Cobley Photography.

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A film about the mysterious tale of life in prehistoric Northumberland has been created by a group of talented students.

Filmed on location in Bamburgh by Ashington High School students, A Day at the Bradford Kaims, is now available on DVD at libraries throughout the county.

The film features exclusive footage of the discoveries at an archaeological dig at the wetland site which has been undertaken by the Bamburgh Research Project and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage.

The seven students first visited the site to produce a film for the research project while they were at middle school.

The research team were so impressed by the end result they invited the students back to make a new film about the exciting discoveries at the Kaims.

Brian Cosgrove, media manager at Ashington Learning Partnership, said: “This has been a labour of love for the crew since they first visited Bamburgh five years ago.

“The latest film has been viewed online by archaeology enthusiasts from around the world but to now see it professionally packed and available through the county’s libraries is a really fitting send-off for the students as they prepare to leave high school.

“I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see some of the team responsible appearing on Hollywood red carpets in the years to come.”

Students from Hirst Park Middle School in Ashington, designed the cover for the DVD sleeve.