About the Project
The Wythenshawe Waste Warriors, School Mapping Project set out to raise funds for the Snowdrop Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital Charity.
With the project aiming to educate local schools and connect residents to their local area and amenities.
The wonderful work 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 been rescheduled.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Siobhan O’Connor (Community Officer at Archives+) by email on: email@example.com
The snowdrop unit cares for families suffering from a baby loss, these funds aim to build a second bereavement room to enhance the privacy and mental wellbeing of suffering parents and families.