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The Savoy Centre in Netherton has welcomed over a hundred school children over the past year to participate in a series of maritime themed workshops that recognised the area’s historic link with the Titanic.

Youngsters from Sledmere Primary school in Dudley and St Georges Primary School in Kidderminster were able to examine a full size replica of the Titanic anchor, now located in the old market place in Netherton, and then took part in a series of hands on collage and craft workshops.

The workshops were designed to provide young people with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the shipbuilding industry, which was prominent in the Black Country years ago.

Chris Woods, Black Country Housing’s manager of the Savoy, said:
“The original anchor of the Titanic was cast by Hingley’s of Netherton and it is important that we share this heritage with local young people. The Savoy Centre plays a key role within the local community and I must thank those that made the day so enjoyable for the schoolchildren.”

Gemma Parsons, a Year 2 teacher from Sledmere Primary School, said:
“The children had a superb day at the Savoy Centre, which involved a number of Titanic themed activities. This term we have been studying transport so it was extremely useful to see the replica anchor, a landmark within our own community. We also had lunch at Northfield Primary School which enabled the children to experience a different school environment. Overall, a very enjoyable day was had by all.”