Mayoral Thanks For VIP Students

Leave a comment

25/06/2010 by mcmakarolyn

Our students with the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Mark Hackett

A group of Manchester Creative and Media Academy students had access to one of the most exclusive areas in Manchester when they visited the Lord Mayor of Manchester.

MC&MA Girls’ and Boys’ students went to Lord Mayor Councillor Mark Hackett’s Mayoral Apartment as a thank you for ushering over 300 local dignitaries at his inauguration at Manchester Cathedral.

He invited the group after they were unable to attend the reception at the annual event.

The Lord Mayor told the students all about the history of Manchester Town Hall, his duties and chains over tea and biscuits, while they also got the opportunity to ask questions.

Prestigious Opportunity

They were initially invited to the Mayor’s Parlour – which is a public space and mainly used for entertaining guests, but the party was taken to the Apartment instead.

Emma Kenyon signs the Lord Mayor's visitors book while Alejandra Cujia-Moreno looks on

Originally meant as living space for the Mayor until 15 years ago, the apartment had various opulent rooms decorated with historic furniture and professional paintings from Manchester Art Gallery. It also overlooks Albert Square.

Lord Mayor Councillor Hackett, who was a governor for North Manchester High School For Boys’, (now MC&MA Boys), said he greatly appreciated the students’ help at the inauguration.

“It was a very moving and important occasion for me.

“I will remember it for the rest of my life – and they [MC&MA students] were part of it. The very least you can do is say thank you properly.”

The students were Emma Kenyon, Elizabeth Osunro, Alejandra Cujia-Moreno, Ronan Hunstan and Kyle Barnes. They were also joined byAdam Davis, Aaron Yeatman and David Goodwin.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow MCMA and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 35 other followers

%d bloggers like this: