This Is The Place
So…What is so ‘great’ about Greater Manchester?
As it turns out, Greater Manchester is excellent for a variety of reasons, and classrooms in Key Stages One and Two examined these reasons throughout this history-themed week. It was fascinating to observe how this subject was being investigated in many contexts at school. It was all inspired by the Poem 'This is The Place' by Tony Walsh.
In Year Six, the children took part in a Greater Manchester based drama workshop with Stockport Grammar.
Year Five focused on the impact of the incredible football teams in Manchester and one player in particular: Billy Meredith, who played for both Manchester clubs, is one of Wales's greatest ever players and is related to our very own Mrs Richardson.
Year 4 explored the topic in a number of ways, learning about Stockport Viaduct and also the artist L.S. Lowry as well as the achievments in computing made by Alan Turing while he worked at The University of Manchester. They then finished the topic with a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry to learn more about the technological achievements of the area. They also completed a workshop all about John Alcock who was the first person to fly across the Atlantic.
In Year 3 the pupils learned about famous figures from Greater Manchester like Fred Perry and Emmeline Pankhurst, and in Year Two the pupils did art workshops based on the symbol of Manchester, the worker bee.