About the Project


Trainee Geography and History teachers from Newcastle University worked with local Year 9 students from Longbenton Community College and Sacred Heart Catholic High School to create our interactive, user-generated website about the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside.

The aim of the project was to explore the theme of societal change, focussing upon the key dates of the 1880’s, 1980’s and 2010’s.

Students had access to the archival treasures of Newcastle University Special Collections and Newcastle City Library along with field trips to the Quayside. They were tasked with populating the website and took photos, conducted surveys, interviewed members of the public, completed field sketches and much more. This website is a testament to their work and initiative.

How the project was funded

Coming soon…