To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous, ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, Year 4 pupils from Diggle School were, last week, treated to an inspiring workshop given by professional musicians from Manchester Camerata, Manchester’s world-class chamber orchestra.
The pupils explored the famous speech whilst learning about the civil rights movement in America.
Through games and role play, they experienced what it feels like to be socially and politically excluded and explored, through discussion and debate, what equality means to them. By using what they learned, they were able to develop their own ‘equal rights’ manifesto for Diggle School!
Together with Camerata musicians Amina Hussain and Helen Quayle, the children created their own song for equality and performed it at the end of the session.
If you would like to find out more about Manchester Camerata or the workshops, please visit www.manchestercamerata.com