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Irlam Locks Uncovered

Posted at 8:24 am on 1st May, 2018

Year 8 learn about local history

To finish the Spring term, all of Year 8 enjoyed the opportunity to explore Irlam Locks with a learning walk around the local area.

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Accompanied by the Humanities team, students carried out research to support their history studies.  In lessons, students are learning about how the Manchester Ship Canal has impacted our local area.

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Mrs O’Neill, Leader of Humanities, said:

“This annual trip is a fantastic opportunity for students to understand that an important part of industrial and engineering history is right on our doorstep.”

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Year 8 student, Joseph, said:

“I cross Irlam Locks every day, but I had never thought about the history of the canal before.  It was interesting to find out more about our local history."