Students have been given an insight into some of the traditional skills that were once popular at the coast.
Year 9 pupils at St Thomas More RC Academy, in North Shields, are currently taking part in a cross circular heritage skills project involving their history and design technology lessons.
Among the skills they tried were stonemason and creating a stained glass window.
The work is being carried out in partnership with the Heritage Skills in Education organisation that is running a competition in which students have to plan how the Watch House in Cullercoats could be used, whilst still maintaining its heritage.
Karen Gammack, director of learning at the school, said: “The students have visited the historic building and will have to eventually canvass local opinion about their plans.
“They present their proposals to a panel in May.
“As part of this project they recently tried their hand at being a stonemason, creating a stained glass window, and making a rolling pin using traditional wood turning tools.
“These are all trades linked to the heritage industry, and the students thoroughly enjoyed the day.”