Three primary schools around Castleton in Rochdale have spent the last year learning all about the heritage and history of their local canal.
They have been inspired by what they learned to write stories, poems and even raps, which they performed on the towpath. Richard O’Neill, a published children’s author has been guiding the children, and presents a short film that records the children’s work.
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Community Roots (North) is an exciting three-year conservation project supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and players of People’s Postcode Lottery. It’s based along the SSSI areas on the Huddersfield Narrow and Rochdale Canals in Greater Manchester, and aims to engage the local communities with these special environments. An additional strand of the project is based in Birmingham.
Julianne Joyce, Community Roots Project Officer is going to keep us updated on the project's progress.See more blogs from this author