Little Bees

Up to 30,000 pupils from schools, colleges and youth groups across Manchester took part in our inspiring Learning Programme. Inclusive and imaginatively linked to the curriculum, it gave children and young people the chance to explore everything Manchester through creative eyes.

131 medium-sized Bee sculptures were decorated as part of the Learning Programme, and were proudly displayed on the trail during summer 2018. The designs explored a range of themes, from equality and diversity to local history and bee conservation.

The school Bees were on display in 19 venues across the city centre and further afield, including Manchester Cathedral, the National Football Museum, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Longsight Library, and the Stables Café in Heaton Park. At the end of the trail each school or group got to keep their Bee as a lasting legacy for their young people.

50 Nations in 1 School


Be Proud

Bear Town Bee

BEE (Because everyone’s equal)

Bee a Star

Bee Diverse

Bee Free

Bee Grateful

Bee Healthy

Bee Hopeful

Bee Irk Valley Incredible

Bee in the City 2020

Bee in the City 2020