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Sir David Attenborough pens letter of support to Harrogate pupils

Sir David Attenborough wrote to pupils at Brackenfield Primary.

Pupils from a Harrogate primary school have received a letter of support from Sir David Attenborough after putting on a production about his life.

Children at Brackenfield Primary paid tribute to Sir David's extraordinary life with their production of "A Life on This Planet."

The children sent the 98-year-old broadcaster the story and pictures - and were "delighted" to have received a handwritten response.

Brackenfield Headmaster, Mr Masterson, said:

"Accustomed as we are to big productions at Brackenfield, this Infant show was that bit more special for the reason that the message was important.

"The children performed with confidence and showed an array of talent but thanks to Sir David Attenborough, they also gained a deep insight into the challenges for our planet and biodiversity.

"And of course, it was very special to receive his hand-written note too!"

The young performers, who ranged from Reception to Year 2, captivated family and friends with their heartfelt portrayal of Sir David's career, shedding light on his impactful journey.

The story began with young David, moving through his life, highlighting his broadcasting career and his passion for biology and our planet.

The play explored the different areas of the world where Sir David filmed.

These included the Antarctic for Frozen Planet, Australia for Micro Monsters and the Pacific Ocean for The Blue Planet.

The production was meticulously crafted by Brackenfield’s own Year 2 class teacher, Emilie Moon and Director of Music, Helen Leaf.

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