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A child-friendly guide to seaside town is launched

Launching the book at Amble First School are Jane Mann from the Bailffgate Museum, past pupil and Councillor Robert Arckless, headteacher Joyce Jenkins and some of the pupils. Picture Jane Coltman

Launching the book at Amble First School are Jane Mann from the Bailffgate Museum, past pupil and Councillor Robert Arckless, headteacher Joyce Jenkins and some of the pupils. Picture Jane Coltman

A unique, child-friendly guide to Amble has been produced by pupils in the town.

Created by youngsters from Amble First School, in Edwin Street, All About Amble was launched last Friday.

The fascinating book contains a range of information about the town, exploring aspects like its history, industry, shops, churches and schools.

Alnwick’s Bailiffgate Museum supported the project through Heritage Lottery Fund cash and helped organise printing and publishing.

Headteacher Joyce Jenkins is delighted with the outcome.

She said: “The purpose of this book is to provide an insight into the history of the town, giving an understanding of what it is that makes Amble the lovely little town that it is today. It was important to us that this book should be by children and for children as we have struggled in the past to find child-friendly information about our town.”

Every child contributed to the project, spending several months researching and writing up their findings in a way that is easily accessible to others of their own age. It also features artwork by the pupils.

Mrs Jenkins said: “The book creates the legacy of an educational resource which can be used independently by children and young people and provides an enjoyable read for people who know Amble and information for visitors.”

The book is priced £7.99 and is available from the school and the museum. It is hoped that other Amble outlets will stock it in the future.

 

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