Museum reopened by local children
Wed, 17th Jul 2013
High Street Great Ayton
On a scorching hot summers day in July, 300 local schoolchildren from Roseberry, Marwood and Ingleby Greenhow adorned sailors outfts to entertain a large crowd who had gathered to witness the reopening of the museum.
Three children, one from each school, cut the ribbon to officially declare the museum open. They were assisted by Gary Readman, Chairman of the Schoolroom Museum Trust and Frances Greenwell, Chair of the Parish Council.
Gary addressed the children, teachers and the crowd telling them "we should be so proud of our village, it is beautiful and has so much to offer. Captain James Cook, one of the most famous explorers went to school in our village, just like you. The museum is a tribute to him and it is wonderful that you have all gathered today to celebrate our heritage. Your dancing has been truly wonderful, we cannot thank you enough."