Get your hands on some history

2nd March 2007 at 00:00
Alan Bennett's award-winning play The History Boys is a heart-warming snapshot of school life in eighties Sheffield - and the Bafta-nominated film of the play is released next week on DVD.

It follows the fortunes of a group of bright, sixth form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at Oxbridge.

Their loyalties to eccentric English teacher (Richard Griffiths) and prim history mistress (Frances de la Tour) are torn when a young supply teacher is recruited to improve their grades.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and The TES Magazine have joined forces to mark the DVD release and five lucky readers have the chance to win a great History Boys prize - a pair of tickets (worth pound;90) to see the National Theatre's hit production at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, plus a copy of the DVD (worth pound;19.99) and soundtrack CD (worth Pounds 10.99).

The theatre tickets are valid for Monday to Thursday performances until the end of March, subject to availability.

To be in with a chance of winning, send a postcard to Treats, TES Magazine, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, marking your entry History Boys.

Or email, putting History Boys in the subject box. The first five entries picked will be the winners.

By sending us your name and address you agree to The TES sending you this prize. The closing date for entries is March 8.

* Congratulations to Marcia Loza from Tottenham, London, who won the Sherston Science Express site licence and night of luxury in a Hilton hotel. And to the 15 winners of the La Jolie Ronde Canta en Espanol CDs: Miss A Taylor, Widness, Cheshire; Lynn Hurton, Cranbrook, Kent; Victoria Byres, Redditch, Worcs; Jenny Boadhurst, St Helens, Merseyside; Trisha Childs, Horsham, West Sussex; Sue Greenaway, Mereworth CP School, Maidstone, Kent; Zack Ceranic, London; Julie Garner, Salford; Mandy Merrett, Montacute, Somerset; Rachael Jones, Cavendish Close Junior School, Derby; Julie Simpson, Adisham School, Canterbury; Janette Nightingale, Washington, Tyne and Wear; Chris Crofts, Folkestone, Kent; Tim Cullinan, Edenfield, Lancs; Alex Newby, Coleridge Primary School, London.

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