Peace poles springing up around Northumberland thanks to local children - this is what they're all about

A trail of peace poles have been created by schoolchildren in Northumberland.

Monday, 27th July 2020, 10:39 am
Updated Monday, 27th July 2020, 10:39 am

Nine schools have taken part in the project initiated by eco-club pupils at Warkworth Primary School.

Headteacher Laura Ritson said: “We contacted local schools in Northumberland and the response has been fantastic.

"Each school has now designed a pole that is unique to their school community and included things that really matter to pupils, staff and parents.

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Children with their peace poles

"Each peace pole has then been placed somewhere that members of the community can enjoy too.”

She is now encouraging people to try and find them all. Peace pole packs are available from participating schools.

Other first and primary schools which have taken part are: Cragside in Cramlington, Grangeview in Widdrington, Longhoughton, Morpeth All Saints, Northumberland CofE Academy Bishops Primary School, Shanklea, Shilbottle and Tritlington.

Thanks are also expressed to MKM Alnwick for donating the poles.

Bishop's Primary School's peace pole.

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Tritlington First School's peace pole.
Warkworth Primary School pupils with their peace pole.
Morpeth All Saints First School.
Peace poles.