"There's no place I'd rather be..." - what's so special about New Islington
This month, we’ve teamed up with Manchester-based artist, poet and performer David Scott – otherwise known as Argh Kid – who’s helping us create a poem that encapsulates what’s so special about New Islington. As part of the creative process, David’s drawn inspiration from local children at New Islington Free School – a school we helped establish as part of a bid led by Tom Bloxham MBE, The Manchester Grammar School and Urban Splash. The pupils have now shared their own drawings and words about what makes the area so special.
“Manchester is my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be…” These are the words of one local child who’s been a part of my latest poetry project.
With lockdown restrictions slightly easing, I was delighted to be able to head into the New Islington Free School to meet with year 6 pupils and work with them to find out what they think about this area, and of Manchester as a whole.