Students’ new film
is a historical epic

It’s been more than 6,000 years in the making, but a film that tells the mysterious tale of life in prehistoric Northumberland has been released to the public.

Filmed on location in Bamburgh by Ashington High School students, A Day at the Bradford Kaims is now available on DVD at libraries throughout the county.

The film features exclusive footage of the discoveries at an archaeological dig at the wetland site which has been undertaken by the Bamburgh Research Project and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage.

Experts say the site is extremely rare with some structures and artefacts predating discoveries elsewhere in Europe by more than 1,000 years.

The seven students first visited the site to produce a film for the Bamburgh Research Project while they were at middle school. The research team were so impressed by the end result they invited the students back to make a new film about the exciting discoveries at the Kaims.

The crew behind the film were Georgia Bell (presenter), Jack Wright and Callum Lyall (cameras and sound), Nicole Mann and Freya Gething (additional video content), Cory Vallely (production assistant) and Kyle Crook (stills photography).