Pupils mark centenary of Titanic tragedy with special project

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TRIBUTE has been paid to the victims of one of the world’s worst peacetime shipping disasters by a school in Bishopbriggs.

Passenger liner RMS Titanic was making its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York when it hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912, in the North Atlantic.

More than 1,500 people lost their lives in the maritime disaster.

The tragic event later became the subject for a Hollywood blockbuster starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet.

S2 pupils at Turnbull High School have been researching the story behind the Titanic.

Professor Michael Moss, a lecturer at Glasgow University, visited the Bishopbriggs school recently and gave a talk to pupils on the subject.

Professor Moss is an expert on the Titanic. He has written a book ‘Harland and Wolff’, which is about the shipyard in Belfast where the liner was built.

To link in with the 100th anniversary of the disaster a 3D version of the film ‘Titanic’ has been released.

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