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Out and About with Mr Hopkins…

(28th April 2023)

Clifton Country Park

Our community living pathway students have been exploring their local area every week since September to help them understand the local community better and know about local community facilities that they can access now or in the future.

This week we visited Clifton Country Park in Salford which is a beautiful area with a real industrial working history as it was one of the first deep mines for coal in the Irwell valley.

We explored the Gall pit where we rode a horse, walked down the now disused canal that would have transported the coal.

Then we walked around the lake along the sculpture trail striking poses with each sculpture that we found!

Finally we challenged oursleves on the play area along the trim trail and did some bouldering!

Well done everyone for a great morning and working so well together.


Bolton Stone Mines

Some of the year 7’s were treated to the exploration of a stone mine in Bolton this week.


In a local quarry where stone would have been quarried to build all of the local houses they managed to discover 3 different stone mines that would have been carved out by hand to mine early in the 19th Century.

The pupils loved exploring the mines in the pitch black and couldn’t believe how hard it must have been to carve the tunnels out underneath the ground.

A great exploration morning!


Spring Brook Upper School
Dean Street, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0DQ

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M-F: 8:50am – 3:00pm

Morning registration –
08:45am to 9:15am.

Afternoon registration –
13:10pm to 13:25pm.

Compulsory Time Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

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