Down memory lane

KEVI students dressing up as characters from Coronation Street in the 1960s.''.
KEVI students dressing up as characters from Coronation Street in the 1960s.''.

A GROUP of Morpeth school students turned back the clock for a special scheme.

The Phoenix Project, led by Digital Community Youth, has involved a range of schools and organisations who have done some detailed research into the cultures of different decades.

And they unveiled their work in front of each other at the Gosforth Marriott Hotel.

Among the participants were 16 students from King Edward VI School and their efforts for the 1960s included recreating scenes from popular television shows.

KEVI Head of Student Voice, Leadership and Enrichment Victoria Najafi said: “The students were presented with awards from the Heritage Lottery organisation, which sponsored the project, for Excellence in Heritage Research.

“They also thoroughly enjoyed creating their own 60s DVD which was played at the event, recreating scenes from classic 60s TV shows including Steptoe and Son, Blue Peter and Coronation Street.”

Some of their research has been put on a website — www.teenphoenix.co.uk — which has had more than 40,000 hits from a number of countries.