An A to Z of Newcastle and Gateshead History
Children from Newcastle and Gateshead have been learning all about the history of the region for a new book. They have been finding out about the stories, places and people that make the North East special.
Year 5 pupils from five primary schools are working with Newcastle University Special Collections, Heritage Schools and Newcastle City Guides to produce an Alphabet book all about Newcastle and Gateshead.
Our partners at Seven Stories also shared their fantastic collection of Alphabet books.
Children from each school have all been on a walk around the place where they live. They have learned about famous people from their town. They have also found out about the history of some of the buildings near their school. Many pupils were surprised to learn that the place where they live was so interesting.
I thought Benwell was boring and no one would want to visit our town, but now I have learned about people like John Buddle and found out about big houses like Benwell Towers, I can see that Benwell is really interesting Pupil from St John's School, Benwell