The ancient church of Blyth was the setting for an exciting afternoon for a class of children from St Mary and St Martin Primary School. The children and their teachers had come to launch a new Children’s Trail, a questionnaire that led them round the church, discovering interesting facts about their local history, the architecture and the furnishings of this beautiful old building.
The trail was made by a small team of volunteers from The Arts Society Dukeries, who have now made five trails in the local area. This is part of a national Arts Society project, resulting in currently more than 350 across the UK. The children finished off with well-deserved refreshments and everyone received a certificate and sticker to take home, even some of the invited adult guests who also took part in the event!
The Arts Society Dukeries meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Civic Centre, Carlton in Lindrick. Visitors are always very welcome to join the society’s meetings. More information is available from 01909 540506 or visit www.theartssociety.org.uk/dukeries.