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Manchester Research Project

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Launched in 2017, the Manchester Research Trip is an opportunity for pupils in Years 7-9 to put forward a research proposal that can be explored within Manchester. The best proposals are selected for the annual trip and the pupils who are successful will spend the day in Manchester interviewing experts and visiting museums, galleries and places relevant to their research topic.

What is involved?

  • Pupils in Years 7-9 are invited to put a research proposal to a Dragon’s Den of teachers.
  • Proposals need to be rigorous and can be on any topic that interests the pupil or pupils. The most important thing is that the proposal is robust and the pupils genuinely passionate about the object of their enquiry.
  • The pupils behind the successful proposal will develop a detailed programme of enquiry for the day that they will spend in Manchester. This will include contacting experts, universities, museums and any other relevant location.
  • Following the Trip to Manchester, pupils are required to put together a ‘paper’ and presentation that they then will deliver to an invited audience.


The aim of the Project is to encourage enquiry and reward passion whilst introducing pupils to the sorts of skills that they will need in the pursuit of their academic studies both as they work through GCSE and A levels at Rishworth but also at University.