The Donnison School Heritage and Education Centre Today
Donnison School is, today, a very active heritage and education centre with a full range of annual events and activities that appeal to a wide spectrum of ages, interests and backgrounds. Each year we undertake a variety of projects to bring into focus some aspect of the heritage of Sunderland, it's industry and it's people.
The late Georgian, early Victorian Schoolroom.
Our schoolroom is in regular use by local school groups. The room has been renovated retaining as much as possible of the original structure and appearance whilst making concessions to necessary modernity. The children get to experience something approaching life in an Edwardian school. The children get to dress in costume, use slates and chalk, see a blackboard and other traditional items. They get to hear about what would be taught at that time and experience an actual lesson.
This same room serves many functions today. It is in constant use in a variety of guises in order to be a tearoom, office, lecture room, craft room depending upon demand.