Star opens archives for schools

THE EVENING Star is making history – for Suffolk schoolchildren.Archives from Ipswich's very own evening newspaper are being made available to schools throughout Suffolk.

THE EVENING Star is making history – for Suffolk schoolchildren.

Archives from Ipswich's very own evening newspaper are being made available to schools throughout Suffolk.

Eduzone websites support national curriculum teaching of local history by tapping into newspaper coverage down the years.

Three sites are already available covering Felixstowe's holiday history, cars and transport in Ipswich and the east coast floods of 1953.


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Now more sites are being launched by Archant Suffolk – publishing company of the Evening Star and our sister paper the East Anglian Daily Times.

Archives from both papers will be available on the site, taking children on a journey through Suffolk history.

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Eduzones are being produced alongside Suffolk Education Business Partnership and Suffolk County Council's education team.

The sites are designed and written by teachers, but use photographs and articles from archives to illustrate them.

Archant Suffolk marketing manager Katherine Silver said: "Eduzone is a really exciting progression for our Young Reader Development programme.

"It brings our archives alive and accessible to people of all ages.

"As the sites have been developed with teachers they complement the work needed to cover the national curriculum and bring unique resources to education."

Each site is user-friendly with interactive features to interest, stimulate and engage children.

Linda Nixon, area manager of Suffolk's education business partnership, said: "We are delighted to support Eduzone which helps creative learning across the wider community.

"Being local, it is of interest to all ages – those who want to find out what Suffolk was like before they were born and those who have clear memories of past years."

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