Isle of Man pupils feature on Radio 7 history programme

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Jamys Christian and Corrin Leeming from St John's Primary School with Jo Daykin from BBC Radio 7

Two Manx pupils will feature in a BBC Radio 7 history programme after sending their treasures to the Relic Challenge.

Jamys Christian, 4, and Corrin Leeming, 8, from St John's Primary School were singled out after entering two fascinating items from Manx history.

Jamys chose to submit a Downwards pop bottle unearthed by his father while ploughing a field in Ballaugh.

While Corrin put forward a cow bone carved at the Knockaloe internment camp by German prisoners during WWI.

Corrin's relics, which are inscribed with the Three Legs of Mann and the dates 1914-1917, were sold to Corrin's great great grandfather, William Duggan who was a guard at the camp.

Amazing items

The Relic challenge is tied in with the BBC's A History of the World and is a partnership between the BBC, the British Museum and other museums across Britain to tell history through man-made objects.

Headteacher Nigel Bennett said: "The children brought in some amazing items and the whole school voted for their favourite five. It's fantastic the BBC has chosen two of them to feature in its programme".

Jo Daykin, from BBC Radio 7, has travelled around the British Isles interviewing children and met up with Jamys and Corrin at St John's School last week.

The programmes will be broadcast every weekday from 7 March to 1 April.

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