Royal visit brings history to life

Actor Jess Milne brought history to life for Burnley High School students with her solo performance as Elizabeth the First.bhs Eliz 1 017

Jess, who helps coach young members at the Burnley Youth Theatre, took on the part for the school’s year seven pupils who are studying
the life and times of the Virgin Queen.

Jess, in full Tudor costume, answered students’ questions about her privileges and her family.

She also organised a workshop with the year sevens acting out scenes from court life.

Jess said: “It was a really fun experience. The pupils really threw themselves into the event.”

And teacher David Jeal added: “Thanks to Jess, the students were given a really useful insight into the reign of Elizabeth and the times she lived in.”