... We went to visit Chay Blyth so as we could find out more about him. Here is some interesting f…
We went to visit Chay Blyth so as we could find out more about him. Here is some interesting facts and if you want to see the full interview see our finished BBC News School Report at the end of the Day.
Full name - Sir Charles Blyth
He is planning a new voyage around the world in which he would sail around the world 3 times.
He joined the British Army Parachute Regiment before he became a sargent at the age of 21.
In 1966 while he was in the army Sir Blyth, together with Captain John Ridgway, rowed across the North Atlantic in a 20 ft open dory called English Rose III. After successfully completing this in 92 days Blyth was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM). He was the first person to sail single-handed non-stop westwards around the world (1971), on a 59-foot boat called British Steel.
... The reivers would wear body protection gear, the most common item being a leather ‘jack’, like…
The reivers would wear body protection gear, the most common item being a leather ‘jack’, like a waistcoat. They would also wear ‘Steel Bonnets’, sturdy metal helmets to protect their heads.
Overall the Reivers Festival is a great experience for those young and old, ands all of us here at Hawick High hope the weather won’t let the weekend down!
We interviewed Keith, a co-organiser
How long have you been involved in the reivers festival?
5 years Do you have
Last year(especially Sunday) –fab weather, hot and sunny, many people in t-shirts kidsd loved it!
Equestrian display<jumping etc
Big horses, very well trained
Canon fired 2 years ago, Brilliant! What is your
Kids games, fabulous to see so many happy faces! Typical British weather
Probably will, as there is only 6 teams for games this year compared to the full 10 or 12 last year.
... All of the people involved have given up a lot of time to help and prepare for the show. Miss …
All of the people involved have given up a lot of time to help and prepare for the show. Miss Mann is one of the teachers who have been working hard to ensure that everything goes well. Mark Timmins, a fashion journalist, is writing an article on the show for the Southern Reporter. He has been working with the pupils helping them prepare for their big night.
The money that the fashion show raises on the raffle and such will be going to Breast Cancer Research.