Pupils learn their battle lines

Photo Neil Cross'Pupils from St Augustine's Primary in Preston and St Mary's Primary in Dunblane researching the Battle of Preston at the Harris Museum 'Phil Tetlow of The Queens Regiment with Erin and Fin
Photo Neil Cross'Pupils from St Augustine's Primary in Preston and St Mary's Primary in Dunblane researching the Battle of Preston at the Harris Museum 'Phil Tetlow of The Queens Regiment with Erin and Fin
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THE Battle of Preston was brought back to life this week for a group of Lancashire pupils and their Scottish school chums.

St Augustine’s Primary in Avenham, Preston, played host to Dunblane’s St Mary’s Primary and children from both schools spent the day together visiting historic sites in the city to learn about the 1715 uprising.

Organiser Sue Latimer, programmes manager at the Harris Museum, said: “It was a fantastic day. The children looked around Preston to see some of the battle sites then we went down to the archives’ strongroom to view documents related to the battle.

“It was just a really satisfying and successful experience for the children. They made friends between the schools, they learned an awful lot and it was brilliant to see them enjoy themselves.”

It will be St Mary’s turn to host their new Preston pals in November, when they will show St Augustine’s pupils around the site of the Battle of Sheriffmuir at Dunblane.