Dr Who helps Stonyhurst pupils with their lessons

Year Three pupil Oliver Stevenson at Stonyhurst's St Mary's Hall makes a final check before the computer is switched. (s)
Year Three pupil Oliver Stevenson at Stonyhurst's St Mary's Hall makes a final check before the computer is switched. (s)

Children in Year Three at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall in Hurst Green were just settling down for a history lesson when a time traveller arrived with a message from Dr Who.

Stranded in Pompeii in 79 AD, and communicating via letters on burnt parchment, Dr Who asked for help in trying to save the people from destruction by Vesuvius. So the children were asked to learn all about Pompeii and volcanoes and relay this information to The Doctor. But how do you communicate with a Time Lord?

Dismantling an old computer in their Tardis role play area, the children were able to build a working computer for Dr Who, and were bursting with excitement when it whirred into action as it was switched on. They successfully sent him the information he needed via intergalactic mail.

Dr Who, in his 50th anniversary, has fired their imaginations and linked ancient history with computer science, in one fell swoop of the Tardis!

Oliver Stevenson makes a final check before the computer is switched. (s)