Pupils set to share Horrible Histories with Queen

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Eight lucky Corby pupils have been picked to take part in a project at Corby library when the Queen visits on Wednesday.

Four pupils from Exeter Primary School and four from Woodnewton Primary School will be taking part in a Horrible History session on the Victorians.

During their visit to The Cube, the Queen and Prince Philip are expected to look round the library, including its learning area for children.

Debbie Cooper, deputy headteacher of both schools, said: “We asked children at Exeter Primary to write a persuasive letter on why they should be picked to take part in the library session and staff and governors selected the best four. At Woodnewton Primary the children picked are all active members of its Commonwealth Club.

“The pupils are all very excited and have been reading up about the Victorians during half-term in time for the royal visit on Wednesday.”

Mrs Cooper and Ros Fombeanu, founder of Woodnewton Primary School’s Commonwealth Club, will also be taking part in the history session.

The children looking forward to meeting the Queen are James Boycott, Milica Tovilovic, Kai Campbell and Lisa Sadlier of Exeter Primary and Tiana Pettigrew, India Bond, Sean Kanengoi and Emily Granger of Woodnewton.

The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Corby as part of their Diamond Jubilee Tour of the East Midlands. They are expected to arrive in the town centre at 3pm and will visit Corby swimming pool and The Core theatre.