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Pupils see history project go on display

Waterville primary School pupils dance at The Old Lowlights, North Shields.
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Waterville primary School pupils dance at The Old Lowlights, North Shields. REF 0204147647

Pupils from a North Shields school have been working alongside English Heritage to explore the history of their town.

And the work, created by Year 5 pupils at Waterville Primary School as part of the project, has now gone on display.

The pupils’ pieces are on display at an exhibition which will open the area’s newest museum, The Net, situated in the Old Low Lights building on the Fish Quay.

The exhibition features work in a variety of media produced by the children, some as young as six-years-old.

And the premiere of the children’s film James Goes to War, which depicts the impact of the First World War on a local family and was filmed on location in North Shields and at Beamish, will be take place with repeat showings on demand as part of the display.

Children from Waterville researched and studied various topics including the changing shops of North Shields. They have also produced a heritage trail of important places, studied local transport and the Waggonways, a ‘Follow the Fish’ – from catching the fish in the North Sea to eating in fish and chip shops at the Fish Quay report, examined the First World War and its impact on North Shields and the history of shipbuilding.

To mark the launch of their exhibition, the children attended The Net dressed in period costume from around the time of the First World War.

 

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