The history of Coquetdale goes on display

Young People from Dr Thomlinson C of E Middle School working on the  local heritage project: Coquet Voices.
Young People from Dr Thomlinson C of E Middle School working on the local heritage project: Coquet Voices.

Work created by pupils at Rothbury’s Dr Thomlinson’s Middle School will go on display from tomorrow.

Photos, videos, poems and artwork were created as part of a series of after-school local heritage projects and during a whole-school heritage week.

Young photographers and poets explored their farming heritage, inspired by the photographs of WP Collier Archive, and documents provided inspiration for work about Rothbury and Cragside.

Young artists learnt about local archaeology through the creation of artwork inspired by the mysterious cup and ring-marked stones of Lordenshaw.

Pupils also worked with heritage experts and artists. One Year 6 class designed and created their own board game inspired by local place names, local dialect, archaeology and myths and legends of Coquetdale.

A Year 7 class created a o shadow-puppet show based on the old Coquetdale story of Wull Faa and the Laird of Clennel.

Year 8 pupils learnt about the area through animation, dialect poetry and visual art.

Work goes on display at the Northumberland National Park exhibition room in the Coquetdale Centre, Rothbury from tomorrow until Thursday, August 15.

Earlier this year, a deal was struck to keep the former visitor and tourist information centre open.