Guardian journalist visits Kings Of Wessex Academy

PUBLISHED: 15:53 14 February 2018

Kings Of Wessex Academy was visited by a journalist from the Guardian.

Kings Of Wessex Academy was visited by a journalist from the Guardian.


A student news team had the chance to meet a journalist from a national newspaper last week as their village made headlines around the world.

The Kings and Queens news team, from the Kings Of Wessex Academy in Cheddar, met Guardian journalist Steven Morris and had the chance to find out about his career and 
to discuss the Cheddar Man.

Following the ground-breaking discovery by scientists at the Natural History Museum, where the face of the 10,000-year-old skeleton was recreated, the students spoke about the appearance of the Cheddar Man.

He is also related to the school’s retired head of history, Adrian Targett.

The team discussed the news as ‘exciting’ and said ‘we are all one race’.

Mr Morris praised the pupils for their insights and published a story the same week about the views of the ‘modern neighbours’.

Headteacher Gavin Ball said: “I was very impressed with the students’ mature and intelligent thinking.”

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