Workshop in Ewood- Kate Atkinson

Here are a few photos from when local poet Katie Atkinson came into do a workshop with one of our Yr 7 groups around the Mankinholes riots which were opposing the poor law and the building of a workhouse in Todmorden.

Students wrote a poem which we have attached below:

Resistance and Reform

Mankinholes,

Resisted, refused, denied

Determined,

They valued the poor

Distressed,

They prevented

Fearlessly, forbidden, fractious.

They ran,

Angry, screaming, chaotic.

Adrenaline surged

Trampled the forces.

Torches burning,

They resisted.

The mob,

Horrified, fractious, separated.

Forced the law.

Perseverance, persistent prisoners,

Confiscated,

They rallied against,

Resisted.