Gorse Hall Primary gets creative for bee project

GORSE Hall Primary, Stalybridge, is taking part in one of the most spectacular public arts events ever staged in Manchester.


Gorse Hall pupils and staff with their bee

Wild in Art and Manchester City Council are bringing all of Manchester’s communities together to create Bee in the City, a stunning public art trail of more than 80 individually designed giant bee sculptures.

Crafted by regional professional and emerging artists, it will weave its way across the city during the summer.

An inspirational learning project will give children and young people the chance to take part, which is how Gorse Hall Primary came to be involved.


Bee in the City

They have taken delivery of their giant bee and every child in the school has been given the chance to devise a design for it.

The bee is the symbol of Manchester and it became even more significant in the wake of the Arena terrorist attack last year.

Gorse Hall Primary has incorporated the bee into their school values – bee respectful, bee safe, bee kind, bee proud.

The bomb blast also has special resonance with headteacher Alexandra Flood who was with her daughter at the Ariana Grande concert on the night of the attack.

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