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Students' salute to wartime sacrifice

Students' salute to wartime sacrifice

Hundreds of school pupils will be touring a unique exhibition about the two World Wars this week.

Year nine students at Ballakermeen have been studying the conflicts throughout the summer term - and yesterday (Sunday) their work went on public display.

A full size replica First World War trench is the centrepiece indoors, while students renacted wartime roles, from gunners to nurses, in authentic period costume.

Yesterday's VIP opening saw students perform a drama featuring the Christmas Day football match between the trenches.

Head teacher Adrienne Burnett says the students have learned much about the wars - and how to stage an eye-catching event.

But she said most of all, their empathy had been engaged:

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