Manchester Art Gallery

What’s on for Schools

FREE for Manchester schools

Writer’s Takeover
16-19 October 2018

We have teamed up with Manchester Central Library and Read Manchester, Manchester Literature Festival and The Writing Squad to host a celebration of writers and writing. Poets, storytellers and writers will be taking over Gallery and Library spaces and using art and books to unlock imaginations. Your pupils will develop characters, create settings and form narratives in these immersive days.

There will be opportunities for KS2 and KS3 to take part in a variety of workshops

Traditional Tales – Full day Lower KS2
Storyteller Felicity Goodman will use the library’s special collection of Traditional Tales to explore classic stories and uncover secrets within them. With this insight and inspiration your pupils will move to the Gallery and use characters found in the Artworks to develop their own stories.

The Writing Squad – Half Day Upper KS2
The Writing Squad supports young writers and members will invite your pupils to delve into artworks, ask questions and turn thoughts into prose. Each class will work with two writers offering opportunities to fully realise ideas and share thoughts.

Image to Text – Half Day KS3
This workshop supplies ways of looking and responding to one image. Carole Page will help your students make personal connections and share ideas. Students will use these insights to create crafted pieces of writing

A Play in a Day – Full Day KS3
Working with Playwright Charlotte Keatley your students will be invited to find ideas within the Gallery’s collections to spark ideas and situations which will be used as inspiration to create their own mini plays.

Full day sessions run from 10.15 – 14.15, with lunch break
Half Day sessions run from 10.15 – 12.00 or 12.30 – 2.15

To book please get in touch:

Tel: 0161 235 8842
mageducation@manchester.gov.uk

Why not take advantage of our Kids for a quid scheme with Metrolink where pupils travel for £1 return and accompanying adults for £2 return, we are directly across from the St Peters square Metrolink stop.

The Greeks’ Takeover
20-23 November 2018
12-15 February 2019

We would love to invite our neighbours round for a Greek celebration!
We can accommodate four KS2 classes of approx 30 in any one day and we are FREE to Manchester schools.

Each class will have a storytelling workshop along with a Greek design making workshop as well as getting to explore the gallery.

The Battle of Troy
Our Greek inspired building, artefacts and artworks portraying Gods and Goddesses will be used to transport you to the battle of Troy. Interactive storytelling unravels the key events of this epic tale and help uncover the enduring legacy of Ancient Greece.

Birth of Pandora
Using storytelling techniques we will lead you through our historical collection to explore justice and hope. As we bring this well loved myth to life you will discover if your pupils are curious enough to open the box.

Build a Parthenon
Working with artist Vennessa Scott and responding to our building pupils will collaborate to create key patterns, columns and pelmets to produce a class Parthenon to take back to school.

Full day sessions run from 10.15 – 14.15, with lunch break.

To book please get in touch:

Tel: 0161 235 8842
mageducation@manchester.gov.uk
Why not take advantage of our Kids for a quid scheme with Metrolink where pupils travel for £1 return and accompanying adults for £2 return, we are directly across from the St Peters square Metrolink stop.