Schools and MMU launch learning hub – Growing community partnerships

Pupils building a robot at the Learning Hive Community launch 

PRIMARY schools and the Faculty of Education have joined together in a new learning hub to support pupils in the community.

Six neighbouring schools have joined the University’s Learning Hive Community aimed at inspiring youngsters to turn their ideas into a reality.

All of the schools are based in the community in Hulme, Moss Side and Fallowfield, and study with MMU students and teachers in the Birley building.

At the launch event, pupils tested their skills in education, computing, and art and design to build a robot.

‘Open platform’

Dr James Duggan, research assistant in the Education and Social Research Institute, said: “We are looking at ways we can work together through the Hive community to create an open platform to innovate in the relationships between student experience, community engagement, and research across MMU.

“We were really proud of the launch event and created a really exciting introduction to a range of digital technologies such as Makey-Makeys, 3D printers and a robotic arm.

“The pupils’ engagement and feedback was really positive. What we want the pupils to realise is that coding and making is a lot of fun, and they can make whatever their skills and imagination can come up with.”

In total, six schools are part of the learning community. They are: St Mary’s, Rolls Crescent, St Wilfrid’s, St Philips, Wilbraham Primary and Holy Name.


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