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Learning at their fingertips

PUBLISHED: 13:19 20 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:07 03 March 2010

THOUSANDS of school pupils across Suffolk now have a fantastic new free learning resource - Eduzone has arrived!

The new site, produced by Archant Suffolk, publisher of the Evening Star, is a user-friendly, interactive website that will keep the children learning for hours.

THOUSANDS of school pupils across Suffolk now have a fantastic new free learning resource – Eduzone has arrived!

The new site, produced by Archant Suffolk, publisher of the Evening Star, is a user-friendly, interactive website that will keep the children learning for hours.

Youngsters aged from five to 14 will be gripped by the site that shows the devastating floods of 1953, along with a whole section of cars since the 1930s and even a section on seaside holidays in Felixstowe, past and present.

Articles and pictures from the Evening Star will show the pupils exactly what was happening at the time and just as importantly how people were feeling at the time.

Selections of photos from Felixstowe beach in the 1880s will give the pupils an insight into the fashions of the day with not a skimpy bikini in sight and swimming caps defiantly tied tightly on to ladies' heads!

Car prices back in the 1930s will be a source of amazement for the readers with a Bentley up for grabs for £85.

And as well as the poignant eye witness accounts of the horrifying floods of 1953, readers can also compare the weather reporting systems of then and now.

The site is designed for use in all sorts of ways – individual use, group and class teaching and it can also be used as a resource pack for national curriculum history and geography.

But there is nothing to stop people of all ages finding the information on the site fascinating.

Although the site has been in operation for several weeks, it was launched yesterday by Peter Swallow, managing director of Archant Suffolk.

People from the business world, teachers and pupils from St Matthew's Primary School and Ipswich mayor, Richard Risebrow were all there to see it.

The website was produced in association with Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Education Business Partnership.

Evening Star editor, Nigel Pickover, said: "Eduzone is a brilliant resource for Suffolk's wonderful pupils and their teachers.

"It is the culmination of lots of hard work from very many people to whom we pay tribute.

"The project has been operational for some weeks but the launch is a fantastic opportunity to give it the fanfare it deserves."

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