Pupils pit their wits on history

MORPETH’S high school is taking part in a military history quiz to mark the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion.

It has been devised by the Alnmouth and Alnwick District Branch for students of all ages, but primarily targeted at Year 9 pupils, and members hope it will be a fun way to encourage them to conduct a little research to complement their history studies.

Some of the questions that students at King Edward VI School will be tackling include: Who is credited with the most confirmed aerial victories in the First World War? How many UK Army fatalities have there been in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2010? How might you differentiate the work of the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes?

Successful entries will take part in a prize draw for books and book tokens.

The closing date for competition entries is October 31 and the draw will take place on Armistice Day.

The charity provides financial, social and economic support to those who have served or who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces. It also supports the dependants of service and ex-service personnel.