Flodden lessons get thumbs up from kids

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Pupils of Drumlanrig primary school enjoyed a great day of fun recreating the Battle of Flodden.

Nearly 50 children from the P4E and P5S classes (pictured) are studying Flodden and life in the 16th century – making weapons, costumes and coats of arms.

Their armoury and heraldry are now on display in the corridors of the school, beside photos of the re-enactment at the Motte on September 9, at which Scotland lost again.

“The battle showed them a glimpse of what it was like,” school assistant Kendra Grant told us. “But apparently some of them were quite reluctant to lie on the ground and die!

“We’ve got photographs of some of them lying down dead, but with big smiles on their faces.

“They’ve really enjoyed the topic and the battle and its relevance to our own Common-Riding and this year’s commemorations in the Borders.”