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This is the Place – Adswood Primary School children recite Tony Walsh’s famous poem

This is the Place – Adswood Primary School children recite Tony Walsh’s famous poem

Following the terrible attack that took place at the Arena in Manchester on 22 May 2017, poet Tony Walsh wrote a fantastic poem to lift the spirits of the people of Manchester.

This is the Place was written for charity Forever Manchester first recited by Tony in front of a crowd of thousands who had gathered in Manchester for a vigil the day after to remember those who lost their lives.

The children of Adswood Primary School have recorded and illustrated the poem that is now captured on video.

An Islamist extremist suicide bomber detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb as people were leaving the Manchester Arena following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande. Twenty-three people died, including the attacker, and more than 1,000 were wounded, some of them children. 

 

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