An A to Z of Newcastle and Gateshead History
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.
Teachers from each school attended a day of training which included a city wide heritage trail. They got ideas and inspiration from local artists and creative writers which would help them back in the classroom.
Newcastle University Special Collections Outreach team shared lots of archive materials with teachers to help them think about using interesting objects back in school. Teachers were fascinated by the old cookery books and the Suffrage banner.
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.
From Hadrian's Wall to the hoppings, stotties to St Nicholas Cathedral. The books produced by each school will celebrate our wonderful heritage.