Wythenshawe was designed as a great Garden City in the 1920s, bringing together the 3 ancient townships of Northenden, Baguley and Northen Etchells, which date back to Doomsday. Until then, the name ‘Wythenshawe’, referred only to Wythenshawe Hall. Much of the project will focus on the Hall and it’s grounds, as it provides great stories which Young People can connect with. For example:
The story of the Tatton family, who for centuries owned Wythenshawe Hall before it was given to the people of Manchester in 1931
Our culture, the music scene in Wythenshawe.
Famous celebrities who have lived or visited here.
The project will involve at least 50 local Young People who will take part in ways that most appeal to them:-
Project Management Team meet weekly to research the heritage, plan and document the workshops and generate the digital content. They are planning to complete their ARTS AWARD as part of their work.
The Team quickly established a name for the project:
“Wonders of Wythenshawe”
Together we are developing important skills in:
Research: Recording and documenting their history and heritage by using the internet, searching the archives at Forum Library and interviewing historians;
Using Design and Technology: For example, building the WOW app and website; using i-beacons and Augmented Reality to bring the project alive; design and installation of an interactive timeline in the Forum, at the Civic Centre, which lies at the heart of our community.
Film Production: Creation of a film which documents the project as well as capturing the heritage through the medium of film
Event Planning: The team is responsible for the planning and marketing of Workshops which enable a wide cohort of Young People to engage in the project.
They are also planning the Community Event on September 5th which will showcase and exhibit the project, as well as launching the timeline and project app.