Year 4 have been involved in a local initiative organised by the Heywood based social enterprise group PossAbilities, who, supported by the Big Lottery Fund, have created Monkey Town Goes Ape! The Monkey Town trail.
In the 19th Century, the town of Heywood was built around the area today known as Heap Bridge. Irish ‘navvies’ working on the railway with their native accents, sounded to locals as if they were referring to it as ‘Ape Bridge’. Since that time Heywood has been known as Monkey Town.
The trail that has been organised is a three mile walk around Heywood which will encompass all of the nine apes that have been designed by school and local groups.
We were linked with Manchester based artist Lee Hartley, who has worked on projects with both Disney and Lego.
Lee visited class today and we created our own space themed designs for our ape Bridget. We thoroughly enjoyed the session and can’t wait to see the final design on the ape!
We will keep you updated on the progress of Bridget!
26.04.17 Progress so far……