A GROUP of A-level students who wrote and performed a play after visiting the National Coal Mining Museum brought one former miner to tears.
He was moved by the accuracy of their story.
The year 13 students at Brooksbank School and Sports College, Elland, visited the museum at Overton, between Huddersfield and Wakefield.
They went on an underground tour and talked to former miners as well as doing independent research for the play, called What About The Women?
It traced the early days of mining, when women and children worked in the mines, right up to modern day mining and the changes in technology.
The 10 students are studying performance studies A-level. The play will be assessed and the mark will go towards their eventual A-level qualification.
Mrs Lynne Buckingham, head of library and resources, said the students gave a performance to museum visitors and some former miners.
She said: "One of the miners, who was over 6ft tall, was in tears because he said it was so close to the conditions that he had experienced."
Pupils at the college will get the chance to see the performance next week.