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Pupil takes the nations heart

 Published on: 29th January 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Garston pupil has recently featured on Channel 4’s award-winning documentary series, The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds. 

Five-year-old, Tilly-Marie, who goes to school in Garston, was described as a “bubbly and very caring girl” by her mum, and appeared on two episodes last month.

The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds says that it lifts the lid on the drama of life in the playground, by putting cameras in the classroom setting.

Tilly-Marie was chosen alongside nine other children who featured on the show, out of 6,000 that applied. 

The confident and determined young girl, who is said to have the right amount of “sass” by mum, Danielle, loved seeing herself on the TV.

Danielle said: “She loved every minute of it. She made loads of friends and the show was really good for her, it gave her a massive confidence boost.”

The confident five-year-old, made her mum and dad, Ellis, proud.

Danielle said: “We were blown away. We loved watching it. She was picked out of the 6000 kids that applied for the show and we couldn’t be any prouder of Tilly.

“The school invited kids to apply through a newsletter and I thought she would be great for the show. We applied with a video of Tilly and was then invited to the shows ‘play day’ in London where they decided that she was going to be one of the ten kids on the show.”

Tilly-Marie, who loves climbing in her garden and seeking out creepy crawlies, was a bit shy before she went in said Danielle. 

She said: “Before she went, she was a bit nervous but she soon came to herself. She was really confident and it was lovely seeing her open up with the other children.

“She is a bubbly and very caring girl. Tilly-Marie is very determined, if she wants something she will get it.”

The show focusses on introducing topical debates and seeing how the children naturally react.

In one of the episodes that Tilly featured on, the show looked at highlighting how youngsters form relationships with each other and revealed what relationships look like from the eyes of a five-year-old.

In the episode, Tilly and one of the other boys are seen sitting down in a house setting and Tilly shouts, “Oh look, Love Island is on” and the two sit down with their baby monkey and watch the imaginary TV show.

Tilly-Marie then says; “I’m the mommy monkey and you’re the daddy monkey” and they both sit down eating their imaginary soup and meatballs and the boy gives strict instructions to the monkey; “No bananas.”

The nation have taken the young cast to their hearts throughout the four-part series. All episodes can be found on catch-up at Channel 4’s website. 

Picture courtesy of Mark Johnson 

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