Prudhoe youngsters have success with music video

Prize winning pupils at Prudhoe Community High School.
Prize winning pupils at Prudhoe Community High School.
20 June 2017 11:42AM

A NEW music video has created a buzz in Prudhoe after high school children were applauded for their creative abilities.

A group of students at Prudhoe Community High School have won a national art competition.

As part of its involvement in the nationwide Polli:Nation prgramme, the school took part in an art project to create a piece of work based around pollinating insects and wildlife.

So a team of teens created a music video to raise awareness of the decline in bee numbers.

And the group, comprising Sam Henderson, Nathan Moore, Thomas Gardner, Louis Smith, teacher Kerry Earl, Maisie James, Emily Chamberlain, Molly Lee and Kelsey Rendall, won their category.

The youngsters scooped a £250 prize after coming first in the Upper Secondary under-19s category.

The prize was presented by the charity running the project – Learning through Landscapes.

The pupils plan to spend their winnings on a bee hive and some bee- friendly flowers.

Kerry Earl, biology teacher at Prudhoe Community High School, said: “The children are very proud to have won this competition.

“We hope that other people in Northumberland become interested in getting involved in Polli:Nation, by surveying their own spaces and even developing their environments to give our pollinators more areas to feed and shelter.”

As one of 260 Polli:Nation schools in the UK, Prudhoe High is working to make its grounds a more ‘pollinator friendly’ environment.

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