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The Great Exhibition of the North, set to open this June, has revealed details of its schools offering, including free visits and trails.

The Great Exhibition of the North will be taking place in NewcastleGateshead between 22nd June and 9th September. It will feature galleries, exhibits, street performances, technology and cultural events.

Free school visits can now be booked for either half days or full days depending on your school’s requirements and a visit can be tailored to a certain subject or topic.

The full day school trips are recommended for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils and half day trips are suitable for all age groups. The exhibition aims to support curriculum, activities and subjects.

A full day visit will involve a guide accompanying your class as you travel along a trail which will visit a variety of venues which are hosting celebratory exhibitions.

Example trails that can be found of the website, include: Get North City Trail - Art, Design and Innovation; Get North Innovation Trail; Get North Quayside Trail - Art, Design and innovation; and Get North Design Trail. 

All these trails will feature different locations, each exhibiting a multitude of displays and events suited to your visit.

Bookings can be made for school groups of up to 30 children, plus supporting adults.

More about the exhibition

The exhibition will have a focus on the North of England's art and culture as well as design and innovation. A variety of displays will exhibit how this shaped the lives of many and the economy.

It also aims to showcase the possibilities and opportunities that the North of England has.

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