Students Value The Chance To Have Their Say

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07/07/2010 by mcmakarolyn

Moston ward councillors Henry Cooper and Rita Tavernor with year 8 Citizenship students

 Our students aired their views about their community when two local councillors visited Manchester Creative and Media Academy (MC&MA Girls). 

Year 8 citizenship students met Moston ward representatives Councillor Rita Tavernor and Councillor Henry Cooper for a question and answer session in Brookside Library.

Students Chloe Grayson and Laura Fay represented the class with queries about the Peace Gardens on Moston Lane, graffiti and litter.

MC&MA Girls’ Principal Mrs Catterall also asked about the roles of schools in the community.       

Both councillors also spoke about their part to play in local government.    

The group created a PowerPoint presentation consisting of questions they prepared together, working together to choose the most appropriate.

Mutual respect

Rita Tavernor said to the group: “Your opinions are just as important as anyone’s. You are the voters of the future.”

Reflecting on these comments, Humanities teacher Mr Taylor said the girls felt they had a voice and people would listen to what they had to say.

“I think they gained confidence and skills in talking to adults in a formal setting.

“They appreciated that the councillors had given up their time to come into school, and I think their interest in politics and increased. Now, they may want to act to get the changes they desire!”


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