Our History was the first large scale primary school project that was delivered by Est.1761.
Primary schools from across the canal paired up for 3 mini operas exploring in turn, the Past, Present and Future of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford.
The project was about bringing the canal and its stories to life and looking at heritage in an exciting and creative way.
The children worked with a composer, dramatist and musicians from Manchester Camerata, a world-renowned orchestra and over the course of a week wrote all the lyrics, melodies and drama of each of the mini operas.
The children learned so much through being involved in this project – history, geography, music, literacy, team-work and self-confidence. Then by performing at The Robert Powell Theatre at Salford University in front of family, friends and invited guests their fantastic achievement was shared with the larger Bridgewater Canal community.