This year, the Network Choir have been involved in a project based on the Suffragettes.
The children worked with children from Oswald Road and Crumpsall Lane to rehearse and perform across some of the Museums and Galleries in Manchester.
The project span across a whole term, and the children had the opportunity to meet up and rehearse once a week with the other schools. At the end of the project, the children performed at John Rylands Library, Manchester Museum and The Whitworth Art Gallery. Lots of parents and members of staff from all of the schools came to support the children, as well as members of the general public.
As a result of the performance, the children have been asked to sing at the Royal Northern College Of Music, as part of this year's Showcase and Manchester Cathedral have written to the choir to ask if they would perform at the cathedral next year.
Throughout the 2019 Spring Term, a group of year four children have been meeting with other schools from across the city of Manchester in various museums and galleries to prepare for a performance of the Peterloo Massacre.
These children make up the Manchester Primary Network Choir. The 120 children involved this year were from Crab Lane, Crumpsall Lane, Oswald Road and St. Anne's.
On Friday 29th March, the Manchester Primary Network Choir put on their performance for parents and members of the public at The People's History Museum, John Rylands Library and The Whitworth Art Gallery. The performance was outstanding and the children did an amazing job telling the story of the Peterloo Massacre through song, movement and spoken word.
The support for the children was overwhelming, and the head of Manchester Education Music Service was so moved that she has invited the choir to perform at the Royal Northern Collage of Music as part of Manchester's Music Showcase.