07/07/2010 by mcmakarolyn
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.
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!”