ROMSEY schools celebrated a history award evening last week.

Pupils of all ages from The Romsey School and The Mountbatten School scooped awards for their creative projects which looked at the history of the town that tie in with the school curriculum.

Hosted by the Romsey and District Society, this year the areas covered were the Romsey Abbey, the Industrial Revolution and preserving heritage.

A total of 34 pupils received their certificates and prize money together with their parents - there was also some teachers and governors in attendance.

The chairman of the Romsey and District Society, Councillor Mark Cooper welcomed everyone to the event and explained the role of the society.

He said: "The enthusiasm and creativity of the students was very evident.

"In these days of temporary electronic media it is important to develop and retain writing and presentation skills.

"The future is safe with these, our young people."

The event was sponsored by Sybil Warner in memory of her husband Phil Warner, who was secretary of the society for many years.

Prizes were handed out to Year 7, 8 and 9 students of both schools.

Gordon Massie, a former chairman of the society, provided a running commentary and slide show of the entries which were also on display around the hall.