A group of Year Nine and Year Eleven students returned to Fleetwood High School victorious last night, after winning the regional Northern Beat Drama Competition held in Lancaster.

The cast of twenty Fleetwood High School students competed against five other Lancashire schools in what was the final of a competition run across the county. The event was held at Lancaster's historic theatre, The Grand, where six schools competed for the crown of Northern Beat Winners 2015.

The drama competition aims to tackle hard-hitting subject matter surrounding relationships, crime, substance misuse and its various impact on young people in the local districts. It is delivered from a young person's perspective, as the pupils research and develop the competition entry themselves. Each year takes a slightly different topic and this year's theme was around "Pride and Prejudices - the positive and negative impacts of equality and diversity."

The final also included Baines School, Wennington Hall School and Millfield Science and Performing Arts College, with St Aidan's Church of England Technology College coming third and Cardinal Allen Catholic High School runners up. Head Teacher of Fleetwood High School, Richard Barnes, says "This was a fantastic opportunity for our young people to shine, and they didn't disappoint. I'm very proud of their achievement.