Pupils’ book shares tales inspired by museum’s treasure trove

Knightlow Primary School pupils with reception teacher and lead on the Stories4Schools project, Cathy Amos-Simpson.
Knightlow Primary School pupils with reception teacher and lead on the Stories4Schools project, Cathy Amos-Simpson.

Schoolchildren in south Warwickshire have written their own book about their local heritage to distribute to their less well-off peers abroad.

With the help of the Museum of Country Bygones in Marton, pupils at Knightlow School have published a compilation, called Knightlow to the World, of short stories and poetry inspired by exhibits the school had loaned from the museum.

The stories include time travel adventures, unexpected discoveries in old suitcases and even a tale about marriage thanks to a dusty hat.

David Fry from the museum said: “It was so impressive to see how imaginatively the children had used the objects from the museum in their stories and brought home how valuable a resource the museum can be.”

The paperback is now available to biu for £6, the proceeds from which will be used to send copies to children in less developed countries through the charity Stories4Schools. To buy a copy, visit www.stories4schools.com

The Museum of Country Bygones in Louisa Ward Close, Marton, re-opens for the summer on Sunday June 5 and will be open every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm until September 11. Free entry.