Those were the days

Morpeth's First School pupils Libby Collis and Sam Hayle (both 6) off to Beamish.
Morpeth's First School pupils Libby Collis and Sam Hayle (both 6) off to Beamish.

A MORPETH school rolled back the years to the Edwardian era to celebrate a century of learning.

The morning school run attracted much interest at Morpeth First School in Goosehill earlier this month as pupils, parents, staff and governors all donned vintage costumes.

The Edwardian dress was in honour of an outing to Beamish open air museum in County Durham as part of a half-term programme of events for the school’s 100th anniversary.

Around 650 people took part in the trip, with 14 coaches setting off from the school.

Children then put their costumes to good use once more as they performed an Edwardian Music Hall concert for their families last week.

School Headteacher Elaine Reay said: “We have had so many thank you cards for organising the Beamish trip.

“There were 650 of us, all dressed up in Edwardian costume. As the children and parents walked to school through the town they got a lot of comments. The effort the parents put in really made this a wonderful community event.

“Everyone enjoyed it and the children loved the interaction of being able to learn with their parents.”