HISTORY really has come to life for a group of Year Six pupils at Bidston Avenue Primary School.
The group of 20 children last week enjoyed a screening at Warner Village Birkenhead of a DVD they have produced on the history of their school.
But, explained Year Four teacher Jane Tucker, the project was never supposed to get all the way on to the silver screen.
She said: "It stated when some of the children in Year Six went on a residential course.
"For the pupils who weren't going, we had to find something interesting for them to do for the week and I started thinking about activities which could also involve them in some filming.
"Then we hit up on the idea of looking into the history of the school, which is 84 years old, and the pupils just got so involved it grew and grew."
Using the Friends Reunited web-site, those working on the project sent out 500 emails to former pupils and the next day there were 200 replies from people offering their support.
Continued Jane: "We were just amazed. We had replies from all over the world, from people who had left in 1982 all the way back to 1945.
"Many of the people we contacted were able to come into the school and the children gave them guided tours."
As well as speaking to former pupils, the children have created their own drama and were able to look at the school's archive, dating back to 1921 and which is held at Wirral Museum.