The Trust works in partnership with The Manchester Grammar School ( on programmes for curriculum enhancement (e.g. on material culture and the Civil War – an annual project for the entire Year 8, with follow-on events) and new pioneering cross-disciplinary teaching within the School itself. Once such projects are developed, our joint aim is to make their content available to schools throughout the area.

The Trust cooperates with its neighbour the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre to offer Stars and Stones, an event which explores links and parallels between the work of the Lovell Telescope and Blackden. See Special Interest Days for more.