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CALLING FORMER LEIGH BOYS & GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOLS PUPILS!

HEALTHY ARTS are looking for anyone who attended and/or taught at the Leigh Grammar Schools (LGS & LGGS). This Heritage Lottery funded project has been set up to gather memories, record oral histories and create a celebration event on 14th July 2018.
Working with the Archives Service and Bedford High School, we are looking for former pupils/staff to share your memories (in groups or as an individual). Please email contactus@healthyarts.org.uk or ring Martin on 07542 114383.

DID YOU MISS OR FAIL YOUR 11+ EXAM?
Then Healthy Arts would love to hear your stories too. Did the experience make you even more determined to succeed in life? Or did it knock your confidence? If you’re willing to share your memories and opinions then please email contactus@healthyarts.org.uk or ring Martin on 07542 114383.

Healthy Arts are proud to present our three young interns Thomas McGrath, Heather Pinnell and Laura Maki who are all currently studying, or have recently completed, degrees in heritage related subjects. Our Leigh Grammar Schools Project will give them paid work experience within the Archives at Leigh Town Hall where they will be responsible for collating and cataloguing the existing, and new, collection of artefacts and recordings of memories from the grammar schools. See Leigh Journal for article.
Healthy Arts are delighted to announce that, in partnership with Wigan Council Archives Service and Bedford High School, we have been awarded 42 thousand pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Young Roots programme for an exciting new project, Remembering Grammar School Education in Leigh. Made possible by money raised from National Lottery players, the 12-month project will explore the memories of former students 40 years after the schools closed and share them with current pupils and the community in celebratory events and workshops.
Please visit our Healthy Arts Leigh Grammar Schools Young Roots (HLF) project Facebook page.
Healthy Arts are proud to announce that four of our Paperback Writers have had their work featured in the new Live from Worktown Anthology 4: 2017 ‘Childhood and Change’ launched at Waterstones in Bolton.

The good news keeps coming for Healthy Arts at the moment as we were delighted to accept a cheque from Age UK’s Ambition for Ageing fund to buy equipment for MemorabLEIGH. This is our reminiscence/local history group which meets on Tuesdays 1-3pm at The Old Grammar School in Railway Road, aimed at anyone 50+ who wants to talk about their life in, or find out about the history of, our wonderful little town of Leigh. 3 per session includes refreshments. Thanks to Age UK we will now be able to buy local history resources and the equipment to share them.