A special study into Victorian life on the island by pupils at Kewaigue School has earned them a trophy by the Isle of Man Victorian Society.

The Isle of Man Victorian Society was founded in December 1976 to promote interest in and preserve the best Victorian and Edwardian, arts, architecture and crafts for the island’s community.

Adrian Shorthouse, Kewaigue’s head teacher, said: ’The children carried out some wonderful research into Victorian life, to enable them to get a real insight into life at that time. I am very proud of the children and their achievement.’

Mrs Mylchreest, Kewaigue’s deputy head teacher and class teacher said: ’The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about what the Isle of Man was like in Victorian times and they were keen to share their learning with their parents and the visitors from the Victorian Society.

’I am extremely proud of their achievements and delighted that they have received recognition for all their hard work.’

The Jonathon Green Trophy is not awarded annually, only when a suitable project has been undertaken by a school that is of a high standard. Mr Green was one of the early chairmen of the Isle of Man Victorian Society and was in his twenties at the time. When he decided to leave the island to follow a new career he gave a small sum of money to the society and it was decided to create a prize for presentation in connection with competition for schools.