- EXPERTS VIEW LIVERPOOL WORLD
by Patrick Trollope
HERITAGE experts from around the United Kingdom will be visiting Liverpool next week to view the city's nominated World Heritage Site.
The Local Authority World Heritage Forum is a special interest group with representatives from almost every council in the UK, which has a World Heritage Site or a site on the tentative list. They will be holding a meeting at Liverpool Town Hall on Monday June 30, followed by a tour of the proposed World Heritage site.
The Liverpool site includes the world famous waterfront, historic docks such as Stanley Dock, Wapping and Waterloo, the city's commercial district, the warehouses around Lower Duke Street and the Cultural Quarter of William Brown Street. It is the UK's sole nomination for World Heritage Status
Representatives from Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, Bath, Edinburgh, New Lanark, Greenwich, Ironbridge and other internationally important sites are members of the Forum.
Councillor Mike Storey, Leader of the City Council said; "I am sure the delegates will be impressed by our waterfront and the other elements of our World Heritage nomination.
"The Forum meets at World Heritage Sites around the country, and so their decision to hold this meeting in Liverpool is confirmation of the city's growing stature on the World Heritage scene."
PUPILS KEEP HORSING AROUND
PUPILS will be making childs play of some real horseplay this week as Rice lane infants school prepares to take a trip to Aintree Racecourse in the name of education.
The trip backed by the Focus Action Zone and the British Racing Training board, is aimed at giving children a taste of what life behind the scenes of one of the best racecourses in England. Pupils will get to explore the stables, weighing room, paddock, and even the jockey's lockers - where they will get to try on the silks - before going out on to the track with the racehorse and working with a craft workshop to make models of a horse's head.
Focus business consultant Lynn Clement said:- "Children learn so much more when it can be applied to real life, and they can see it happening right in front of them."
Rice Lane Headmistress Lynn Robinson said:- "It is very important for children. They will always have these memories. By visiting Liverpool landmarks it encourages a greater pride for them in their city. It promotes citizenship and a sense of ownership of the city."
2003 ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE
RACE 12 RESULTS -- MAURITIUS TO CAPE TOWN
RACE 12 FINISHING POSITIONS:-
Place Yacht Points
1 Bristol 8
2 Jersey 7
3 London 6
4 New York 5
5 Liverpool 4
6 Hong Kong 3
7 Glasgow 2
8 Cape Town (Rtd) 1
CLIPPER 2003 OVERALL LEADERBOARD AFTER RACE 12:-
Place Yacht Cumulative Pts
1 Jersey 70
2 Bristol 68
3 Hong Kong 53
4 Liverpool 51.5
5 London 47
6 Glasgow 44
7 New York 38
8 Cape Town 16
US WITH YOUR STORY!