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A lottery funded project which encourages youngsters to look back at the life of Children in Victorian Wisbech, hit the jackpot with more than 1,400 young people taking part.

Now to celebrate the success, organisers have put together an open day which will allow visitors to see for themselves how the project worked and to get ‘hand-on’ with some of the activities.

Upstairs, Downstairs, Childhood in Victorian Wisbech is an educational project jointly run by Cambridgeshire Environmental Education Service (CEES), Wisbech Professional Development Centre at Wisbech Castle, Wisbech Library and Wisbech & Fenland Museum.

It gives local school children the opportunity to experience a day at the Castle, Museum and Library discovering and role playing a Victorian child’s life.

CEES Project Co-ordinator Richard Green, said: “Over the two years the project has been funded it has been a huge success. The education days have been attended by over 1,400 children from 50 different classes in 23 different schools. All the visiting teachers and children have been very enthusiastic about the project.”

To celebrate the success the project team has organised an open day at the Castle, the Library and the Museum on Saturday, September 21, from 10.00-1.000 pm. Visitors can drop in at any or all of the three venues around Museum Square to find out about the activities and have a go at some of them also.

To find out more about the project call (01780) 782386. The last Lottery funded education day will take place on October 16 and there is still room for two classes to take part. Any teacher in the Wisbech area interested in taking youngsters along should contact the Project Administrator on the same number as soon as possible.