In November 2016, Manchester Art Gallery worked with Abbott Community Primary School to bring objects from the Mary Greg collection into the school for the children to explore. Taking inspiration from the everyday domestic objects Mary collected during the late 1800s and early 1900s and the wonder in traditional tales, the children made their own wonder tales.
Year 1 and Year 2 worked with writer Claire Dean who shared her storymaking process. Together they set out to explore the objects and wonder about what they were and where they came from. They gathered their ideas and then made stories using story strings that helped them share the stories with each other. On this site you’ll find recordings of the stories and examples of the objects from the collection that inspired them.
We invite you to explore the website and to use the stories and objects from the Mary Greg collection to inspire your own wonder tales.