At Stanley Grove Primary Academy, we believe that schools are the beating heart of the community they serve. With this in mind we create a wide range of events to encourage parental, family and community participation.
Events for 2017-2018
‘Together’ Saturday 23rd September
A whole community event celebrating our school and its place within Longsight. It was an opportunity for past and present pupils, teachers and school workers to get together, celebrate and reconnect. One of the highlights was the creation of a timeline using materials and objects collected since our school opened in 1902
‘Bee Together’ Thursday 26th October
Open to the 10,000 people across Manchester who participated in our ‘Bee Manchester’ we designed and lead as part of the Big Draw 2017. The event was themed around bees with visitors enjoying bee friendly gardening, bee’s wax candle making, meeting bee keepers, scientists demonstrating how bees see, eating lots of toast and honey, guest from the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and the People’s History Museum, henna bee tattoos, an orchestra performing ‘Flight of the Bumble Bee’ and a beautiful piece of art created live by graffiti artist Qubek.
‘A Winter Welcoming’ Saturday 2nd December
A frosty festival created by Stanley Grove Primary Academy in conjunction with the Manchester Children’s Book Festival designed to create some winter warmth for our community. Lots of special guests are planned with winter book themed activities arts, crafts, experiments, poetry and games. After the festival a lantern parade will follow with the day culminating with music, hot chocolate and the lighting of Longsight’s Christmas tree. More details to follow…