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 Norfolk Dialect and Ancient Cures

 

Hethersett youngsters have been busy learning about Norfolk Dialect and ancient illness cures in a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Community Interest Company Eastern Region Media has been working with children from the Hethersett Cluster of Schools which includes Hethersett Woodside Infant and Nursery School and Hethersett Junior School to re-enact the past through drama and animation. The result is a lasting record of the work which has been turned into a DVD and which will also be placed on the social Media site Vimeo in the near future.

Children from the Hethersett Schools worked alongside residents from Woodcote Sheltered Housing complex and historical re-enactor Neil Storey to explore Norfolk sayings, olden day cures and handed down remedies. They created animations and sketches based on illnesses and cures of the past.

They produced animations from plasticine and original sketches which will now form part of the folklore of our village in years to come.

The project was overseen by Extended Schools Co-ordinator for the Hethersett Cluster Fiona Whiting and also included pupils from Cringleford Junior and Mulbarton Junior and Infant Schools.

The DVD was shown to youngsters and residents from Woodcote at Woodside School on April 22nd, 2013. Woodside Head Nicola Cushion said: "It has been great to be involved in such a worthwhile project with all aspects of the community involved. Our youngsters have worked with older members of the community at Woodside and learnt so much from them."