Useful castle trip for research team pupils

Four of the KEVI students who visited the Northumberland Fusiliers Archives and Museum for a research project.
Four of the KEVI students who visited the Northumberland Fusiliers Archives and Museum for a research project.

A group of pupils at King Edward VI School in Morpeth enjoyed a visit to a Northumberland landmark as part of a war research project.

Cameron Dick, Jonathan Farooqi, Isabel Webb, Jack Armstrong, Sadie Lennox and Victoria Richardson, who are in Year 9, and Year 10 students Lewis Mason and Charlotte Scott recently went along to The Northumberland Fusiliers Archives and Museum at Alnwick Castle.

They are part of a larger group who are working in collaboration with Morpeth Antiquarian Society to research the lives of KEVI men and boys who lost their lives during the First World War.

Their work will be exhibited in Morpeth Town Hall on July 11 and 12. Funding for the project has been provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Isabel said that the visit was very helpful for her research and Sadie said: “I thought the displays at the museum were very realistic and interesting.”

Angela and Maurice Teasdale, on behalf of Morpeth Antiquarian Society, said it was a great pleasure to have organised the visit and they appreciated all the hard work put in by the staff at the museum in order to make it so successful.

Student Voice, leadership and enrichment co-ordinator at KEVI, Victoria Najafi, thanked Mr and Mrs Teasdale for their efforts.

She added: “These eight students are researching men who were Northumberland Fusiliers and to have access to the archives behind the scenes has indeed been an enlightening experience and hugely profitable for their research.”