As you may recall, in April this year, two of our S4 pupils – Eilidh Campbell and Emily Gough – represented our school and South Lanarkshire in the Scottish Government’s official Great War Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of Arras, spending four days visiting WW1 sites in France and Belgium.
Before and after visiting the Western Front, the girls were invited in to the BBC Scotland studio at Pacific Quay for two interviews on the John Beattie show. An added bonus for the girls during their time in Arras was the opportunity to interview the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, on behalf of BBC Radio Scotland at the civic reception in Arras Town Hall.
Whilst on site in places like Tyne Cot (Passchendaele), Beaumont Hamel (The Somme) and the Carrière Wellington tunnels (Arras), the girls gave recorded interviews to the BBC on their thoughts and reflections on the enduring significance and impact of the Great War, and on commemoration and remembrance in general. Their thoughts were aired by BBC Radio Scotland during the ‘Sunday Morning with…’ Remembrance Sunday edition.
Needless to say, we are very proud of Eilidh’s and Emily’s contributions to the commemorations. Should you wish to hear two of our own do us all proud you can listen online by clicking the link below: