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Peterloo Workshop

17th June 2019

Years 9 and 10 took part in an investigative workshop hosted by Joe Stanley (associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University) about the Peterloo Massacre. This August marks the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre when at least 11 people were killed and 400 were injured when a troop of sabre-wielding cavalrymen charged into a huge workers' protest in Manchester in 1819.

Our students loved reading primary sources and being some of the first people in the country to explore these documents.

Joe also discussed what it is like studying History at a higher level and our students were amazed at his research!


Message from Y9 student who attended:

On the 13/06/19 myself and Lucas attended a workshop on the Peterloo Massacre. We learnt about the reasons behind the labouring class’ anger. Joe brought in Primary sources which was very exciting as he informed us they were unseen to the public.

Joe had obviously done his research as he was very enthusiastic and knew what he was talking about, we enjoyed getting to take a picture with the main man himself JOE. I am amazed by how privileged and lucky we are to get this experience.

 -Simon, 9R

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