Nineteen students from the six local schools who took part in Manchester Connect event in April 2023 featured in Manchester UNESCO City of Literature’s first Schools’ Writing Trail in June 2023.
Partner venues across the city hosted students work as part of Manchester UNESCO City of Literature Schools’ Writing Trail, which brought together 100 young writers, writing in 12 languages from over 40 Manchester schools.
Work produced by students from Broadoak High School, Didsbury High School, Stockport School, Trinity C of E High School, Unsworth Academy and Wright Robinson College featured across sites including the University of Manchester, Manchester Central Library, Manchester Poetry Library, Moss Side Power House and Portico Library.
PHOTOGRAPHY: CLAIRE WALMSLEY GRIFFITH
Competition was strong across the 100 pieces presented and displayed on postcards and during the student showcase at Connect North West, with young writers sharing creative tributes to home and family, alongside observations and critiques that ranged from fleeting and humourous to deeper and more thoughtful.
The final selection reflects this diversity: Amn Fahad, This is where I belong; Angelrose Ugwu, Nostalgia; Ash Diamond, The air doesn’t feel the same; Ayomide Adebayo, In this place; Eleanor Thomas, Our Colourful Manchester; Elizabeth Reynolds, Crazy Childminders; Emily Tait-Solano, The conscious photographer; Fatimah Ashraf, A student’s backpack; Finnlay Lyon, Breakfast; Frances Hulme, Manchester; Hafsa Ennasry, Motion; Lilly-Rose Peppard, Phones; Morgan Walshaw, Grandma; Naphtali Mahari, What am I?; Oliver Davidson, Nature; Sam Higg, I come from; Samara Wright, Memories; Tapiwa Mutanga, The Friends We Deserve; Varis McGuinness, Home.