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Video message from TV star cheers pupils at Moray primary school

Pupils at a Moray primary school have had their spirits lifted by a video message from one of their favourite authors.

The family of a Portknockie pupil recently organised a series of videos wishing him a happy birthday from his favourite people, including TV talent judge David Walliams.

While writing to the Little Britain star to thank him for the message he asked him to record another to cheer his classmates who are all home-schooling.

During the video greeting Mr Walliams described Portknockie as winning the prize for being the “best-named school” – hinting he may mention the coastal village in one of his upcoming books.

Karen Murray, head teacher of Portknockie Primary, said: “While schools have been closed this term, our pupils have been learning through Microsoft Teams and we shared Mr Walliams’ message with them through class teams.

“The video message has caused great excitement with one parent describing how her daughter was jumping up and down as she watched it.

“We have been very impressed with the home learning our pupils and their families have undertaken this term and are very grateful to Mr Walliams for the positive message he sent out to pupils about their hard work.”

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