Year 7 Report on Union Street Party

An enthusiastic group of our Year 7 pupils attended Union Street Party on Sunday 28th September to report on the range of activities there.

Pupils turned up armed with digital cameras and zoom microphones to document performers, local projects and organisations at the event. It was a brilliant opportunity for the Year 7 pupils to learn more about the local area, people and their skills. This year the party centred around celebrating the 100 year anniversary since the three towns Stonehouse, Plymouth and Devonport joined to become Plymouth.

There was a range of dancing, singing and stalls to entertain the large crowd of people that turned up. Our pupils were keen to interview lots of people to find out more about why they were there and what they enjoy about the event.

It was fun and bussing at the party! There was always something to talk about! 

Bryonie, Year 7

Photograph of Year 7 pupils interviewing Barbara from Glad Rags Knitting Group

Year 7 pupils interviewing Barbara from Glad Rags Knitting Group





Pupils met and interviewed key members of the community including Hannah (The Chair of Stonehouse Action Group), Toby G (professional hip hop dancer, teacher and choreographer from Dance Factory, Plymouth) and Barbara Hampson (a key member of Glad Rags Knitting Group).

The party was interesting and different. There was lots of people of different ages there.

Molly, Year 7

Stonehouse Action Group have hosted Union Street Party once a year since 2009. They are a group of residents and interested people from across the Stonehouse neighbourhood who want to celebrate the area and create opportunities for local people to get together.

Thank you to Stonehouse Action Group for inviting us along to be involved. It was an exciting and new opportunity!