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Reading Makes us Free

“ Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

This project has taken inspiration from Frederick Douglass and connected freedom with the idiom ‘to be as free as a bird’.

The students have taken part in the project and individually created birds using a range of media.

Students have been writing or drawing illustrations about their favourite books.

Students decorated, cut out and constructed a bird which is a unique representation of them.

Up to 10,000 birds will be made and installed in a beautiful display  at Manchester Central Library celebrating the theme, ‘reading makes us free’.

Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust
Melland High School
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
Ofsted CEOP