Year 6 visit Newcastle

24th May 2013

Every year, Year 6 visit Newcastle to study the history and culture of their city. This year we studied the history of the city walls starting with the  monks in the Black Friars monastery. We visited Stowell Street in China Town. We had tea in St Andrews, built in  610AD, the oldest church in Newcastle. We then visited Eldon Square, St George’s statue and learned about Grey’s monument and Lord Grey’s quest for Civil Peace. After that we had lunch at the Laing Gallery and studied the Art there.
As well as this we walked down Dean Street, found out about Bessie Surtees and visited the Baltic and Sage. Finally,  we walked back to St. Nicholas’s Church and viewed the grave of Collingwood and the plague victims. Children in Year 6 know lots more about their city now.