Respect for a war hero

Bedlingtonshire High School Year 7's work on the true story of Walter Tull.
Bedlingtonshire High School Year 7's work on the true story of Walter Tull.

As a part of Remembrance Week, some of the Year 7 classes at Bedlingtonshire High School heard the true story of Walter Tull.

Presented by Michaela Morgan, the story tells the tale of Walter and his brother Eddie who were orphans during the First World War.

Eddie became the first black outfield football player and he soon became the star player.

In 1914 Walter became known as Private Tull as he was called up to fight for his country – he was tragically killed at the Somme.

Eddie later found out how brave his brother had been in letters sent to him after Walter’s death.

The Year 7 students wrote letters to Eddie saying how brave they thought Walter was and how they would feel if they were Eddie.

It was a unique and inspiring way to commemorate the fallen soldiers and drive home the message of remembrance.

Their letters have been turned into a display that is now pride of place in the learning resource centre.