PUPILS, staff and volunteers are celebrating after a £10,000 funding boost to bring their sculpture and art trail to the community.
Based in the grounds of Ryton Federation School, the timeline will represent significant moments from Ryton’s rich history.
The 12-month project, which starts later this month, has been made possible with funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
From its Roman roots, mining and the 800-year-old Holy Cross Church to what and notable individuals from the area, the project entitled Standing Up Stories, will plot the wealth of the village’s history.
Students will work with their families, community groups, care homes, Tyne and Wear Museum and Archives and creative charity Equal Arts in weekly creative workshops exploring their ideas and creating pieces for the trail.
The project linking people from different ages from across the community builds on the success of the school’s lockdown work with Equal Arts and the team of artists.
The funding was secured by staff, parent and volunteer group the Ryton Titans.
During the weekly workshops with Equal Arts, children from Key Stage 2 will develop visual arts and sculpture designs as well as a digital map for those loving further afield to access.