Visit from Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
The Mayor met head teacher, Phill Quirk, and Ian Burchett from the Co-Op Trust to discuss The Co-op Academy Failsworth and ReachOut working together. Phill explained that they have been ‘very pleased’ with the partnership and are looking forward to another year working with ReachOut in 2018/19.
Mr Burnham also popped in for a visit to the Year 10 Girls who were delivering debates that they had been preparing for the last few weeks. Teams of mentors and mentees debated for and against single sex schools and whether or not zoos were cruel. The group demonstrated some excellent and very passionate public speaking skills for all of the arguments which the Mayor was very impressed by.
The Mayor seemed to really enjoy his time visiting ReachOut and we would love to have him back to any of our projects whenever he would like to visit!