Pupils and students have won celebrity backing for their efforts to help turn a Northumberland landscape into a key tourist attraction.
North East actor and TV presenter Robson Green praised the achievements of young people involved in helping bring to life Northumberland’s proposed National Landscape Discovery Centre, The Sill.
Pupils from The Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick, Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham and architecture students at Northumbria University had the chance to show off their designs and videos for the planned £11.7m Sill project at Once Brewed at an event at the Baltic art gallery.
A series of short films created by the school pupils taking inspiration from The Sill were screened and the work of third year architecture students from Northumbria University was also put in the spotlight at the Northumbrian-themed event.
Robson, whose second series of Tales from Northumberland starts soon, said: “Northumberland is very close to my heart and any project that adds to the host of unique experiences on offer within the county can only be a good thing.
“It is amazing to see The Sill engaging with young people in the region to help educate and develop their breadth of knowledge of the iconic landscapes that make Northumberland so special.
“The sixth form pupils and university students should be very proud of what they have achieved and they fully deserved to be in the spotlight at this event which has showcased the talents of future generations.”
Tony Gates, chief executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, said: “I have to say a huge well done to all the young people who have worked alongside The Sill so far and who have contributed to
“It was brilliant to share the films created by pupils at The Duchess and Queen Elizabeth which perfectly capture the essence of what The Sill is about.”