STUDENTS from an after school club have been learning about life in the North-East in the 1950s.

The Horrible Histories club at Bishop Barrington School, in Bishop Auckland, was invited to be a part of a special project at the Beamish Museum.

Pupils were given the task of persuading members of the pit village to attend a meeting to save it from a category D label, which inevitably would mean it would be demolished and the residents would have to re-homed elsewhere.

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This helped pupils gain an understanding of what life was like in the area after Second World War and their work was displayed in the museum during half term.

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