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Manchester Academy students’ work on display in new exhibition

Manchester Academy students’ work on display in new exhibition

Published on 25 April 2018

Suffrage exhibition opens to public at Manchester Central Library

Students from Manchester Academy are thrilled to have their work on display in an exhibition at the city’s Central Library.

To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, students from 10 local Heritage Schools, including Manchester Academy, have explored key people and historic sites linked to the Suffrage movement in Manchester.

Students worked together to produce some amazing displays which can now be seen at Manchester Central Library.

These displays have included work from Manchester Academy’s Year 7 Geography students, whose creations form part of the Suffrage Exhibition, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.

Many foot soldiers of the early feminist movement hailed from Manchester, often referred to as ‘Suffragette City,’ with the academy’s contribution paying homage to the courage and dedication of those women. The project is one of Manchester Academy’s ‘Education with Character’ initiatives, which aims to develop students’ learning beyond the classroom.

Acting Principal Miss Owen said: “At Manchester Academy, we are proud to offer our students an education with character, through projects like this which nurture important life skills such as team work and creativity.”

Ms Dhillon, Head of History at Manchester Academy, who organised each classroom’s work for the exhibition, added:

“Our Year 7 and 8 students have produced a variety of work to show how important Manchester was to the Suffragette movement. They all worked very hard, were very engaged and motivated and everybody enjoyed taking part.

“Getting involved in projects like this has reinforced what we have been learning in the classroom. It was hugely beneficial to our students and it has been brilliant to see them grasp this opportunity. Throughout this project, the students needed to learn and harness new skills and work together as a team. I am incredibly proud of the way they have approached this challenge.”

“It is important for students to investigate the contribution made by Moss Side through History to movements such as the Suffragettes. It is also important for students, both girls and boys, to understand the different approaches to fighting for equality.”

Speaking at last week’s launch event, where students from each school visited the exhibition, Daisy Horsley, Historic England’s Local Heritage Education Manager (North West), said: “We’re grateful for the amazing amount of work that all the students have produced to put this exhibition together.”

The exhibition runs at Manchester Central Library until 30 June.

 

Pictured with the display (left to right) are Daisy Horsley, Historic England’s Local Heritage Education Manager (North West) and Kirsty Mairs, Education Development Officer at Gallery Oldham.

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