Pupils journey 
to top of Everest

Matt Dickinson with children from St Mary's Primary School in Aston le Walls
Matt Dickinson with children from St Mary's Primary School in Aston le Walls
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Children at St Mary’s Primary School in Aston le Walls were delighted when a writer and film maker visited to talk about his experiences climbing Mount Everest.

Matt Dickinson, a filmmaker who has worked for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel, visited the school on Tuesday last week and used photographs and film clips to take the children on a journey to the top of Mount Everest.

He described the landscape, the people who live and work in the Himalayas, the perils of climbing and what it was like to reach the top of the world.

Headteacher Janice Hamilton said: “The children have been learning about mountains and explorers so were engrossed by Mr Dickinson’s talk and thrilled to have the opportunity to ask him many questions.

“He then spent the rest of the morning in school working with children on creative writing and they produced some fantastic work.”