09/06/2010 by mcmakarolyn
A group of hard-working Manchester Creative and Media Academy students were given the honour of welcoming the new The Lord Mayor of Manchester in an age-old ceremony.
Nine pupils from both MC&MA girls’ and boys’ sites gave out booklets and ushered over 300 local dignitaries to their seats at the mayoral inauguration at Manchester Cathedral.
They also took a collection for the cathedral at the end of the Sunday ceremony.
Our pupils impressed officials so much they have been invited back to the Mayor’s Parlour to meet the Lord Mayor, Councillor Mark Hackett.
Members of the group were selected to go to the ceremony because of their hard work and commitment to the academy.
Aaron Yeatman from 10B said he enjoyed the day, but was nervous: “I was out of my comfort zone. Being in a massive cathedral like that was a bit eerie.
“It was good though, it was a beautiful building and there was lots of amazing sculptures there.”
Discovering new ways of life
Various religions were represented at the event, and Aaron said the day was a learning experience for everyone: “There was somebody there representing Hinduism and they had members of the Jewish community there. It was a mix.”
David Goodwin from 11B1 added: “We learnt that there are other religions. I didn’t know about Hinduism before this.”
The students also got to meet soldiers from local regiments. Aaron said: “One guy was talking about different types of ties and badges”
The students also received a letter from Executive Principal of MC&MA, Barry Fishwick, which thanked them for giving up their time on a Sunday.
The group was Aaron Yeatman, Connor Sweeney, David Goodwin, Kyle Barnes, Adam Davies, Ronan Hunston, Elizabeth Osunro, Alejandra Moreno and Emma Kenyon.
Well done ladies and gentlemen!