KNOWSLEY ON BOARD THE FRIEND SHIP
KNOWSLEY schools are the latest to climb aboard the Friend Ship, a magical project for primary aged children.
The Friend Ship is a portable “ship” which sails from school to school, packed full of cultural treasure troves. It has already reached 25,000 pupils in 100 primary schools in Liverpool, as part of the city’s build-up to the European Capital of Culture year in 2008.
Friend Ship has been developed by the Liverpool Culture Company and is managed by Creative schools officer Kathy Heywood. Kathy said: “The Friend Ship is Liverpool’s gift to the rest of the region and we’re so pleased that Knowsley has jumped on board. They will have a fantastic time, as well as learning a lot about being good citizens. We’re welcoming other schools to sign up right across Merseyside so they can join in the fun!”
If schools want to get involved in the Merseyside project, they should contact Alexa Mearns on 0151 233 1103 or visit www.liverpool08.com.
A second ship is also touring nine other cities in the UK. The Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport were so impressed by Friend Ship that they provided £250,000 towards sailing the second ship from shore to shore.