DOON Academy pupils made the headlines as they featured in a Channel 4 news broadcast about the Cumnock Tryst.

The pupils were taking part in the Chronicles of Cumnock which featured this newspaper’s archives in the 10-week project.

Their work on this creative interpretation of East Ayrshire’s WWI experience was showcased.

Pupils collaborated with composers Jennifer Martin and James association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS).

Eilidh McHattie (S4) said: “Working on the Chronicles of Cumnock was amazing and I learned so much from working with professional composers, musicians and dancers. It really got my imagination working and I’d love to do something like this again.”

Aimee Sturgeon (S6) added: “It was just fantastic to work with people you normally see on the telly and then Channel 4 came in to film us – and we ended up seeing ourselves on the telly.

“The whole 10 weeks went by in a whirl and the school and pupils had a fantastic experience working with world class performers. I’d definitely do it again, no question.”

James MacMillan said: “100 years have passed since the end of the First World War.

“With the help of the Cumnock History Group, we discovered local stories about this difficult time and put together a ‘symphony’ of narrative, music and dance. This is the culmination of one of the Tryst’s most important creative and educational projects.”

Editions of the Cumnock Chronicle from the war years featured throughout the stage production.

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