2015 The Times of Their Lives
The three friends smuggle their dog into Walter Raleigh’s family church on a school field trip. In the resulting chaos they find themselves slipping through a history portal into the sixteenth century where they meet Walter himself and even his friend Mr Shakespeare. Can they find their way back into present time? Will the Portal Demon catch them first? And how does Eddie discover fish and chips?
The Times of Their Lives
Caroline, Peter and Eddie go on a school field trip to East Budleigh church, famous as the family church of Sir Walter Raleigh. Bud, Peter’s collie, goes too, hidden in a bag.
Bud emerges from the bag and uses the carved end of the Raleigh family pew as a scratching post, to the shock and dismay of the young new teacher Miss Davis. Suddenly Bud disappears and the children run amok around the church trying to find him. A furious Miss Davis cancels the field grip, taking the other children back to school but leaving the three friends to find Bud.
Peter has read about History Portals and wonders if Bud had found one. The children rub the end of the pew and find themselves transported back to the 16th century just as the Spanish Armada arrives.
They meet Lady Gwen of the Portal who explains that if they wish to return through the Portal to Their Times, they must perform certain good deeds. She warns them about wicked Sir Guy of Leytonstone and the Portal Demon, both of whom will try to prevent their return.
They sail against the Armada; sew a cloak for Sir Walter and deliver it to him in London; meet William Shakespeare; saved the Queen’s crown jewels; sail to the New World where Eddie discovers the potato and, beginning a new passion for cooking, invents fish and chips. Caroline meanwhile begins a life-long fascination with medicine, an interest she inherits from her mother Susan, a paramedic at the RD&E hospital at Exeter.
Knowing that all Portal Pilgrims must return together to Their Times or stay time locked forever, Sir Guy cunningly kidnaps Bud and locks him away. Will Bud escape? Will the friends escape back to Their Times so that Eddie can watch the Man U match? How will Caroline smuggle William Shakespeare’s poem back to Budleigh Salterton?
The Times of Their Lives music
The Times of Their Lives film
The Times of Their Lives creative teams
St Peter’s School, Budleigh Salterton
Form Teacher Victoria Dye
Teaching Assistants Rita Cooper, Sarah Mitchell and Kat Marratt
Finlay Aust, Lily Barnsley, Bethany Browring, Carly Cox, Sonny Cox, Luke Crompton, Thomas Del Piccolo, Seth Eaton-Terry, Jack Garner, Grace Gillingham, Coco Goodbody-Stannard, Iona Gray, Leo Gray, Danny Greatrex, Sazid Haque, Millie Hardman, Katie Hartnell, Jasmine Hill, Faith Holder, Maria Hooton, Jake Howarth, Alex James, Yasmin Levi, Annie MacAllister, Amy May, Annabel McGlashan, George Moger-Taylor, Ellen Palmer, Hattie Real, Anthony Van De Bunte
Drake’s School, East Budleigh
Form Teacher Sarah Davie
Teaching Assistant Catherine Tribble
Chloe March, Lilly Manchester, Lauren Liddle, Amelia Bowmer, Ben Chapman, Louis Silk, Samuel Rice, Mark Moyle, Louey Beaney, Joseph Breading, Tommy Petitt, Josh Te Moananui
Form Teacher Beky Stannard
Teaching Assistants Debbie Newcombe, Su Bannister and Sam Pidgeon
Sarah Reynolds, Ellie Wiles, Annabel Emmott, Lily Petrie, Lewis Dennis, Sam Banham, Charlie Banham, James Pring, Harry Mills, Jack Francis, Matthew Cook and Conner Channon
The Maynard School
Head of English Saskia Payne
Sonnet Writers Issy Halpin, Katy Russell and Eve Trickett
Mural and beach art
Exmouth Community College
Head of Art Jill Honour
Form Teacher Judith Langlois
Head of Art Zoe North
List of artisits
Emily Williams, Georgia Stidwell, Lotti Budd-Thiemann, Olivia Yarwood and Emilia Copp
Pebble Art Specialist Simon Wood
Music and song composition
Music teacher (peripatetic) Paul Moger-Taylor
Exmouth Community College
All creative and production roles Milo Godwin-Coombes
Assistant Becky Godwin-Coombes
Mentor Jed Falby