Students to take part in Oldham pledge cultural trail

Date published: 03 July 2019

400 primary school children and Oldham Sixth Form College students will be walking around the town centre on a Culture Trail on Friday (5th July) as part of the Oldham Learning Festival week.

The Oldham Pledge Culture Trail is an event designed to highlight the rich and varied history and culture of Oldham by stopping off at specific locations and landmarks across the town centre.

The route will be approximately five hours long. It will start at Gallery Oldham/Oldham Theatre Workshop and finish at Alexandra Park, with various cultural stops taking place along the way.

The event provides schools with the opportunity to fundraise for a given charity, while also allowing the pupils to meet pledges 3, 6, 9 and 11.

Each group will be met by the Oldham mascots, Millie, Ollie and Blossom and at particular landmarks, actors from Oldham Theatre Workshop will be performing as key characters. For example, ‘Annie Kenney’ will be making an appearance at her statue – played by Amy Gavin, who took on the role of Annie at the statue unveiling ceremony last year and who also featured in the film ‘The Suffragettes’.

It is intended that the trail will be made available to families during the summer break. It is a great way of helping adults and children stay active over the summer holidays, fitting in with the #GetOldhamActive campaign whilst also getting them out and about to see all the wonderful work that has taken place as part of the Bloom and Grow campaign.


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