A TRIO of Morpeth schools have been honoured for the quality of their citizenship work.
The Three Rivers Learning Trust, which includes King Edward VI School and Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools and Technology Colleges, has received an ACT Citizenship Quality Standard Award from the county council.
Its submission demonstrated that transition planning and innovative approaches to the teaching of the subject are evident across the three schools.
Work by KEVI students for the BT Big Voice project formed a major part of the application.
This included the restoration and rededication of the school war memorial, a 1940s event in the Town Hall to help bridge the gap between younger and older generations, working with battle re-enactment society Time Bandits and an interview with the Duchess of Northumberland.
Their success meant a video film about the project was shown on a big screen in Leeds’ Millennium Square.
This is the first year that the county council has been able to offer the award as part of a pilot scheme in the north east.
Diversity officer Gill Finch said: “The standard of the submission was very high and it makes us very proud to be able to showcase best practice from our region.”