Spalding Grammar School hosts Warhammer TV visit

Duncan Rhodes, of Games Workshop, demonstrates model building techniques to Jacob Callow, Lewis Read and Loki Rogers. SG090218-144TW
Duncan Rhodes, of Games Workshop, demonstrates model building techniques to Jacob Callow, Lewis Read and Loki Rogers. SG090218-144TW
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Warhammer TV filmed Spalding Grammar Hammers, one of the most successful and popular teams in the Games Workshop School Alliance.

The 30-strong club led by teacher Thomas Hopkins will feature in a promotion at The Education Show 2018 in Birmingham NEC next month.

Games Workshop painting legend and Internet sensation Duncan Rhodes signed autographs and passed on expert tips to students, who were filmed on Friday as a stellar example of what a Warhammer club should be.

Warhammer 40,000 sees players build and paint by hand an entire army, sending it into battle against another player’s army. The table-top war games are played by people of all ages around the world.

Gemma Pearce, head of the school alliance, said: “We know that Mr Hopkins’ Warhammer Club at Spalding Grammar School has a strong following. So when we decided to make this promotional video, we knew we could rely upon his club to be a good focus.”

The grammar school students were wowed by the visit.

Year 12 student Jacob Simpson said: “Duncan Rhodes! Life complete!”

Youngsters also spoke of the benefits that Warhammer has brought them.

Year 10 pupil Johannes Van Tol said: “I’ve met a lot of other students from different year groups. I’ve got friends in year 8, 9, 10, 11 and even 12 thanks to the Warhammer club.”

And year 7 pupil James Martin said: “It’s really helped me develop a steadier hand in art.”

• More pictures inside tomorrow’s Spalding Guardian.

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