Photo courtesy of Manchester Museum, see Gallery
We invited the Manchester Museum to one of our school venues at Highway Hope to introduce themselves the wider community in Levenshulme. After this introductory evening, the Museum brought some of its collection back to Highway Hope for the young people and our teachers to look at more closely. These were called object handling sessions, where the young people were introduced to the stories of the objects.
We then used these stories to generate wider discussions around social history, which touched upon topics that were relevant to the young people. Topics included enthusiastic debate around the Civil Rights Movement, The History of Female Representation and Gender Stereotypes.