STUDENTS from Manningtree High School took part in an English masterclass event at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester.

Along with other North East Essex Education Partnership schools, pupils were led in varied workshops which allowed them to practice the skills required to get an A grade in their GCSE exam.

Chairman of the NEEEP English strategic team Jeff Brindle said: “This was a fantastic day for our staff and students.

“To spend time at a great community venue has allowed our students to really focus their attention on this important preparation.

“It is a wonderful venue and I know our staff will have helped students from our schools get cracking with their revision.”