Beckstone Primary School

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Eadie Street, Harrington, Workington, Cumbria CA14 5PX
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The life of Water Tull: footballer, soldier, hero.

In 2014 the children in 4DP were very moved by the life of Walter Tull and launched a campaign for him to be posthumously awarded his medal, the Military Cross, particularly as it was 100 years since the outbreak of WW1.

The children wrote to the Queen and David Cameron and lobbied our local M.P. Sir Tony Cunningham.

At the school's Curriculum Evening, some of the children manned their own stand and invited parents to sign a petition in support of their campaign.

The children of 4DP accompanied a recording of the song "Walter Tull" which was written and sung by Ashley Cowan. You can view and listen to the song on our video by clicking on the image below.

Walter Tull video link