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Radical Read is a flexible reading and learning resource, that can be used in and out of the classroom.
This online pack contains 15 themes exploring the involvement of young people in peaceful protest, inspired by Manchester’s commemoration of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819. Powerful stories of how young people have used protest and collective action to promote democratic rights, frame the pack and encourage its readers to understand, examine and articulate the themes more broadly.
Radical Read is aimed at 14 – 18-year-olds, and can be used in schools, colleges and other youth settings. It can be used within a specific lesson, year assembly or whole school drop-down day, it allows for a flexible approach, across ages, stages and interest.
Radical Read forms part of the Read Manchester campaign and aims to promote the enjoyment of reading. For more information on how to unpack and use the resource take a look at our guidance document here
If you’d like support in inviting guests to work with you on Radical Read activity or would be willing to participate in evaluating the pack please contact Elaine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: The Radical Read resources require Acrobat Reader. Click here to download now.
The Peterloo Anthology is the result of Radical Read’s Creative Writing Competition, it features the winner and runners up entries from young people across Manchester. It is also beautifully illustrated by Thea Tite Ahern and Carolina Del Valle Ortega, aspiring young artists from Loreto High School, Chorlton. Read The Peterloo Anthology here on issuu.