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Bowker Vale pupils pay their Respects PDF Print E-mail

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Friday 11th November 2016

Pupils from Bowker Vale School along with staff, Councillors and members of the local community remembered the dead from conflicts past at the annual remembrance event held today at Blackley Forest.

Every year, pupils from the school provide personal readings, poetry and songs that commemorate the ultimate sacrifice made by so any.

Poignant poems were beautifully written and read by some of the children, and at 11 am all fell silent at the sign of the cannon, heard miles away from Manchester Town Hall. 

The 2 minute silence was impeccably observed, and was followed by the eulogy, read by Dot Keller from the friends of Blacklet Forest. 

The event is held in the top Meadow at Blackley Forest amid a collective of 40 wonderful Liquid Amber trees, planted to commeorate local people killedd in World War two and in conflicts since.



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My Back Yard PDF Print E-mail




My Back Yard is a citizen science project carried out by Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Leicester aimed at providing a greater understanding of the functions and usage of domestic garden space and what this means for the residents and environment of Manchester.


Did you know your garden helps combat the impacts of climate change in the following ways?


Air cooling.

CO2 intake and improving general air quality.

Flood risk management through water uptake.

Reducing the impact of noise pollution.

Supporting wildlife habitats.

Improving quality of life and community satisfaction.


The information gathered will influence investment decision-making with the aim of enhancing and improving the existing benefits of Manchester’s domestic green space, focusing on the worst-off areas. 


We’d love you to get involved in this! For any more information or to complete the survey yourself please visit: http://mybackyard.org.uk/index.php or contact Dr Gina Cavan at Manchester Metropolitan University: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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