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David Puttnam

Queen Elizabeth Academy pupils take inspiration from Oscar winner Lord Puttnam CBE

Queen Elizabeth Academy pupils take inspiration from Oscar winner Lord Puttnam CBE

21 January, 2015

Lord David Puttnam at Queen Elizabeth Academy

Nine pupils from the school were given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the producer of 1980s hit Chariots of Fire face-to-face, while he visited a school in Stoke. More of the Atherstone-based students were able to take part in a live Skype chat with Lord Puttnam from their pioneering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) lab.

The former head of Columbia Pictures in Hollywood and House of Lords representative had been invited to the Innovation School Stoke, which is part of the Erudition Schools Trust, on Thursday, January 15 to officially open the alternative education centre.

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