Big honour for pupils who started TV channel

Students at Morpeth's KEVI High School win Diana award (left to right-front three) Lewis James, Lydia Wendt and Alistair McCubbin.'REF 2811143786
Students at Morpeth's KEVI High School win Diana award (left to right-front three) Lewis James, Lydia Wendt and Alistair McCubbin.'REF 2811143786
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A group of Morpeth teenagers with filming and editing expertise have received a prestigious national accolade for inspiring fellow students.

The latest recipients of The Diana Award included Lydia Wendt, Lewis James, Angus Kirk, Amy Scott and Alistair McCubbin of King Edward VI School and former pupils Dominic James, Calvin Willis and Freddie Bowles.

They were put forward for the Champion Volunteer category to recognise their achievements since setting up the student channel KEVI TV.

It has won regional and national accolades over the last two years, including the Group Film category in a competition run by the University of Oxford German Network.

The initiative is now known as Morpeth Youth Media and lead members will be sharing their skills with other young people across the county.

The Diana Award was founded as a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.

Lewis, a Year 10 student, said: “I am honoured to receive this award.

“I enjoy being part of Morpeth Youth Media and in the future I hope we will become bigger and better. Our change in name is to reflect our achievements and our wish to do more in the community.”