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Melland Street Project

To welcome the new expansion and bring it fully into the Melland community we wanted something new. Following consultation with students and staff, we found that the numbered learning zones didn’t match with the new layout, so we had the opportunity to be creative…

All corridors and former learning zones now have street names.

All rooms where someone “lives” now have a street number and a recognisable home.

Why streets? Streets reflect real world navigation and offer our students a unique added learning opportunity, where appropriate. The use of numbers and streets further supports a total communication approach whilst encouraging maths skills, navigation, literacy and reading.

The street names are chosen to provide powerful knowledge and inspire students with curiosity about influential historical figures. This also makes getting around MHS easier, celebrates race, diversity and inclusion (RDI) and inspires learning.

MHS streets are named after inspirational figures who overcame factors relating to their age, gender, disability, sexuality and race.

Ellen Wilkinson, the Manchester based politician and advocate of women’s rights.

Louis Braille, who age just 15 invented Braille, a tactile alphabet for the blind.

Bayard Rustin, a human rights and LGBTQ+ activist and pacifist, known for his work during the Civil Rights Movement who was one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest advisors.

Iqbal Mashi, who was a Pakistani child labourer and activist who campaigned against abusive child labour in Pakistan.

Alan Turing OBE FRS, who was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist.

Mary Seacole, who was a Jamaican born nurse and businesswoman who saved many lives during the Crimean war.

Rosalind Franklin, was a British biophysicist, who contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA. She also worked on coal, studies of RNA, and viruses.

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