Year 7 visit the Rochdale Pioneers Museum
In November a group of Year 7 students visited the Rochdale Pioneers Museum – the birthplace of co-operatives. They learnt how, in 1844, a group of 28 working class people got together and set up a shop on Toad Lane in Rochdale – a shop that would give them and their community a fairer deal than they could get anywhere else. The shop is still there, not part of the fantastic Rochdale Pioneers Museum.
The students took part in a Takeover Day in which they gave the museum staff their opinions on what they liked and what could be improved. The students even took control of the museum’s Twitter feed – have a look at what they published online