Mapping Project

About the Project

The Wythenshawe Waste Warriors, School Mapping Project started in 2020 and continues into 2021; aiming to educate local schools and connect residents to their local area and amenities.

The wonderful work previously associated with the project was scheduled to be showcased at an event on May 21st 2020 at Wythenshawe Forum, however, due to Covid-19 concerns, the event has to be rescheduled.

From left to right: 
Cllr Mike Kane, John-Paul Coe and Carly from Helping Hands Environmental, met November 2019, to discuss ways to support the project and the exhibition of the mapping project outcomes at Wythenshawe Forum's event hall.
From left to right: Cllr Mike Kane, John-Paul Coe and Carly from Helping Hands Environmental, met November 2019, to discuss ways to support the project and the exhibition of the mapping project outcomes at Wythenshawe Forum’s event hall.
Wythenshawe Forum
Archive plus

Archives+ based in Manchester Central Library are proud to work in partnership with Wythenshawe Waste Warriors in supporting local schools to learn about the history of their neighbourhood through the Wythenshawe Wide School Mapping Project.

Students participating in this project can learn about important historical facts in their local area, and discover forgotten histories of what stood in their school grounds or surrounding area before their time, enriching their appreciation of the local neighbourhood and enabling them to feel a connection to their community.

Wythenshawe School Offer from Archives+ (Workshops, tours and 15 photos are free to Manchester schools)

Each school to sign up for the project will receive a resource pack containing 15 images from the Manchester Local Image Collection, specific to the area surrounding your school.

In addition to the resource pack, Archives+ officers can visit your school to deliver a local history workshop, plus we encourage schools to visit Central Library for a tour; highlighting the spectacular architecture of Central Library and the digital interactive exhibitions in Archives+.

If your school would like to participate in the Wythenshawe Wide School Mapping Project in 2021, please contact Angela Rawcliffe (Learning Officer) by email on: a.rawcliffe1@manchester.gov.uk or Siobhan O’Connor (Community Officer at Archives+) by email on: s.oconnor1@manchester.gov.uk

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