First school visit of 2021

The Old Low Light welcomed its first school visit following re-opening in July.

Pupils from Wingrove Primary School in Fenham spent a day at the centre spending time finding out about the history of North Shields and the River Tyne, looking at old maps, the development of passenger liners including the Titanic and the role of the lifeboat, which included a visit to Tynemouth RNLI station.

Centre director, Guy Moody said: “It was such a pleasure to have schoolchildren back in the Old Low Light and we hope that in the New Year we will see more schools visiting the centre. The visit showed that it was possible within the safety measures we have introduced to re-start education sessions.

“The children had a fun day and we were pleased to be able to provide an enjoyable and learning experience.”

Mrs Mead, Year 5’s teacher said: “Year 5 had a great trip last week at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre in North Shields. A big thanks to all the staff and volunteers at the centre!”

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