Community asked to get behind school

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A Peterhead school is hoping that the local community will get behind it in a bid to win a trip to Scapa Flow in Orkney.

Pupils from P4,5 and 6 at Burnhaven School have made it to the finals of the Royal British Legion Scotland competition, after writing about what life at sea was like for the crew of a First World War ship and the impact of the battles they faced. They were asked to produced a 500-word newspaper report with an image about life at sea during WW1.

Now, having reached the finals, they need Peterhead folk to get voting to ensure that they win the top prize.

The article produced by the pupils told of the British fleet sailing into Scapa Flow after engaging in the Battle of Jutland off the Danish coast.

It reads: “There was much cheering and celebration today by sailors and civilians, glad to see the ships safely returned to their Scottish base.

“Lives have been lost and ships sunk. It has been reported that casualties have been suffered in both sides, but Britain has claimed victory in forcing the Germans to return home.”

To vote for the Burnhaven entry go to