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National Television Award nomination for Educating Yorkshire

PRACTICE Mr Mitchell, Musharaf and Mr Burton with the Oscar won by The Kings Speech last year.(D531G346)

PRACTICE Mr Mitchell, Musharaf and Mr Burton with the Oscar won by The Kings Speech last year.(D531G346)

Hit TV show Educating Yorkshire, which made stars of staff and pupils at a Dewsbury school, is up for a national award.

TV bosses this week announced that the Channel 4 programme, filmed at Thornhill Community Academy, has been nominated for a National Television Award.

The ratings-winner was one of the surprise hits of the year, as cameras followed heartwarming stories including schoolboy Musharaf Asghar who conquered his stammer with the help of his English teacher, Matthew Burton.

It is up against Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald, Penguins – Spy in the Huddle and Paul O’Grady’s Working Britain at the star-studded ceremony later this month on ITV.

The school had another reason to celebrate this week as the head teacher and one of his deputies won £3,000 for charity on a TV quiz show.

Jonny Mitchell and maths teacher Michael Steer appeared on BBC1’s Pointless on Sunday. With an impressive performance that earned the praise of hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, the duo scored four top – known as pointless – answers across the show, netting thousands for their chosen charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The show was filmed earlier this year but the teachers were sworn to secrecy.

 

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