LOCAL schools could be turning to music in their history lessons.
Dewsbury-born playwright David Wood has created a musical which will make learning fun.
Mr Wood, who has written 80 plays throughout his career, was brought in by composer and another Dewsbury local, Andrew Holdsworth, to help him with his new venture.
Now the pair have come up with a new musical called Percy Parker’s Flying Bathtub.
It has been published by Scholastic Education and is aimed at primary school children.
The musical’s purpose is to revitalise children’s enthusiasm about their history lessons.
The script is in several parts and each focuses upon a different time in history, such as the Tudors, The Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, the Fire of London and World War II.
Mr Wood is dedicated to education especially in his local community. He formed the Dewsbury Arts Group 45 years ago which was such a success in the Dewsbury area that it earned him an MBE.
Andrew is a classically- trained pianist and cellist.
He attended Batley Grammar School, but since his school days he has worked with different bands as well as being the keyboard player for the band Paradise Lost.