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#1 TheFantasticMrD

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

Hey guys. My HoD has asked me to organize a trip up to Northumbria for our year 8's this year, and thought I'd see if anyone had any recomendations, either for things to do up there, or accomodation that you have used thats been good value. We study Industrial Revolution and Empire, Slavery, Native Americans and Jack the Ripper, plus for the first time we will also have a class doing classics (with the plan obviously being to visit Hadrians wall while we are up there). Any recomendations would be welcome as having lived on the South coast all my life, its not really my area of expertise!

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#2 Tony Fox

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

When you say

Northumbria

I assume you mean the Kingdom of the Angles that ran from the Tweed to the Tees, thus try:

http://ironstonemuseum.co.uk/
http://www.hartlepoo...experience.com/
http://www.beamish.org.uk/
http://www.bedesworld.co.uk/
http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/
http://www.nationalt...ons-birthplace/
http://www.captcook-.../ccbm/index.htm
http://www.railcentr...seum/museum.htm

There is nothing to visit relating to Slavery, Native Americans or Jack the Ripper.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:37 PM

Except that an American linguist, the reference to their work escapes me, suggested that the Jamaican accent is related to Geordie......
An activity presents itself, during an evening in the Bigg Market, the Y8s are to identify the links between the local dialect and Jamaican English.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:27 PM

There is nothing to visit relating to Slavery, Native Americans or Jack the Ripper.


I didn't expect there would be, but thought I'd mention it anyway. Thanks for the help! And the Geordie-Jamaica link is interesting, I'd never really thought about the similarity between 'Why-aye' and 'Wagwan' :-p

#5 Tony Fox

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:28 PM

Except that an American linguist, the reference to their work escapes me, suggested that the Jamaican accent is related to Geordie......
An activity presents itself, during an evening in the Bigg Market, the Y8s are to identify the links between the local dialect and Jamaican English.


:clapping: nice one, I think he fell for it!

Today the only part of England where the original Anglo-Saxon language has survived to any great extent is of course the North East. Here the old language survives in a number of varieties, the most notable of which are Northumbrian and Geordie.

http://www.englandsn...dieOrigins.html
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

Well played sir, very well played. :hi:

#7 Dave Wallbanks

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:39 AM

Get a Geordie to say Beer can and then sandwich and it comes out very Jamaican.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:46 AM

It's not in the list but anyone who visits has to go to Housesteads Roman Fort just to get a scale of the size of the Roman Empire's impact. The Discovery museum in Newcastle is good and Bessie Surtees House has Tudor links.
Plus for some fun a stadium tour of St James Park - Newcastle United's ground AND Wet n' Wild are fabulous or there's shopping, cinema, bowling and food at the Metrocentre. Then off to the Quayside for a walk round or better still there are a few ghost walking tours to get them tired out.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:29 PM

Arbeia in South Shields is a very good reconstruction of a Roman Fort, on an original site. Housesteads is, of course, excellent, and they can walk along the wall for a bit, and fall to their deaths from the Whin Sill..... see background here: http://www.barryjone...to_6506276.html
I must admit that I couldn't imagine a tour of St.James' Park being fun. Unless of course there's a game on, and they'd be able to laugh cruelly at the pathetic antics and posturing of the home team.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

I must admit that I couldn't imagine a tour of St.James' Park being fun. Unless of course there's a game on, and they'd be able to laugh cruelly at the pathetic antics and posturing of the home team.


I assumed Dave was being sarcastic when he suggested a trip to St. James' as 'fun', firstly it ain't St. James' no more, and secondly forcing children to watch football is a cruel and inhuman punishment, and I don't think 'elf and safety would allow it either, even referees arn't safe.
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#11 Dave Wallbanks

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:35 PM

Excuse me but there's nowhere in the north-east I'd rather be than St James' Park. My team are being slated by followers of lesser teams. St James' Park would be an excellent trip for any football officienado. A tour of the trophy room won't take long though :( although you would see the 1984 Japan Cup, our InterToto Plaque and various Northumberland cups.
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#12 Chouan

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:46 PM


I must admit that I couldn't imagine a tour of St.James' Park being fun. Unless of course there's a game on, and they'd be able to laugh cruelly at the pathetic antics and posturing of the home team.


I assumed Dave was being sarcastic when he suggested a trip to St. James' as 'fun', firstly it ain't St. James' no more, and secondly forcing children to watch football is a cruel and inhuman punishment, and I don't think 'elf and safety would allow it either, even referees arn't safe.


On the other hand, it's not as if you'd be watching football at the former St.James' Park anyway, at least, not from the home team. A bunch of blokes, sorry, "blerks", in black and white stripy shirts with delusions of grandeur, and dreams of "Our Jacky", watching a disinterested crew of "mercenarios", as the Italians call them, doing a kick about to top up their pension fund is about it really.... Whilst being robbed by the team's owners, of course.

Edited by Chouan, 23 August 2012 - 07:47 PM.





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