Last updated at 08:36, Thursday, 20 September 2012
CHILDREN at Haydon Bridge's Shaftoe Trust First School didn't spill a drop as they completed a water carrying challenge.
Working in teams, they transported water across the school's walled garden, using pots, cartons, buckets, and even a funnel.
The challenge raised awareness of those who walk long distances to carry water for survival in poverty-stricken countries, using whatever means they have.
First published at 11:20, Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.