South Tyneside Children Uncover The History of The Customs House

Published: 15th November 2017

The Customs House will receive £3,900 to work with Looked After Children to explore its history . The Customs House is one of four projects exploring different parts of the region’s heritage have been awarded National Lottery funding, through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

A young person explores printmaking in a previous Treasure Group project.

Exploring Printing

Elizabeth Kane Learning Officer said,

“I am delighted our National Lottery funding bid has been successful. Working with South Tyneside Fostering Services we will start this project in 2018.

Children will become researchers, finding out about the history of The Customs House and chap books. Chap Books were an early type of book made from a folded piece of paper. We will get help from The Word (National Centre for the Written Word) and the National Libraries of Scotland.

The young people will use their research to create their own book, working with a heritage-arts educator, sharing their history of The Customs House’s  with our community.

We want to say a huge thanks to players of the National Lottery. When you buy your ticket you make a big  difference to a whole range of good causes benefiting your local area.”

The Learning and Participation Team at The Customs House is committed to making a difference to children’s lives and our community.

To find out more please email Elizabeth@customshouse.co.uk