A quartet of Samuel Ward Academy students did their school - and their country proud - when they intervened to retrieve shoes stolen by shoplifters at a store in Germany.
Will Maxwell, Lewis Cass and Liam Collis (all 14) plus 15-year-old Corey Slater were enjoying a day trip to Frankfurt on Saturday (5) at the end of an eight day exchange visit when the drama unfolded.
While in Urban Outfitters with their respective exchange hosts they spotted a trio of Irish boys behaving suspiciously.
After seeing one of them put on a 120 Euros pair of Nike Air Max and walk out of the store - having put his own shoes on the shelf - they took action.
They split into two groups and approached another store that they had heard the Irish boys - who the plucky quartet believe were aged about 12 and who claimed to be with their dad who was on a business trip - say they were going to from different directions.
They confronted the trio, leading to the boy with the stolen shoes taking them off and fled in his socks, along with his accomplices.
The eight young heroes then returned the shoes to the shop, where the staff were amazed.
Lewis said: “We just thought we would help out really and be good people.”
Will added: “We thought they would kick off but there were eight of us and three of them so they were outnumbered, and our exchanges were very big.
“It was quite exciting. We got quite an adrenalin rush. It was nice to see the look on that guy’s face (in the shop).
“It made the man in the shop very happy. He gave us 10 per cent off.”