TAME­SIDE COL­LEGE

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STU­DENTS from Tame­side Col­lege and Claren­don Sixth Form Col­lege de­liv­ered train­ing to in­flu­en­tial peo­ple from across Greater Manch­ester at the ‘ Voice of the Child’ launch event.

Suraj Rash and Tay­lor ● Rooke from Tame­side Col­lege and Emily Sykes of Claren­don Sixth Form Col­lege, along­side other mem­bers of the Tame­side Youth Coun­cil, de­liv­ered train­ing to pro­fes­sion­als on how to un­der­stand the needs of young peo­ple.

Vis­i­tors in­cluded Jackie Moores, prin­ci­pal of Tame­side Col­lege and Claren­don Sixth Form Col­lege, James Thomas, di­rec­tor for chil­dren’s ser­vices at Tame­side coun­cil, Coun Joyce Bow­er­man, the civic mayor of Tame­side, and many more.

Tame­side Youth Coun­cil mem­bers de­liv­ered a num­ber of ses­sions dur­ing the event, hosted at Claren­don Sixth Form Col­lege, to show the par­tic­i­pants the thought pro­cesses of young peo­ple, how that en­ables them to form opin­ions and how to un­der­stand and act on those ideas.

The Tame­side Youth Coun­cil and the ‘ Voice of the Child’ event are part of a strat­egy by Tame­side coun­cil to im­prove the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of young peo­ple in the area and to find out what is im­por­tant in the bor­ough to them.

Along­side the Tame­side Youth Coun­cil, Tame­side Col­lege has its own Stu­dent Fo­rum.

Stu­dent Suraj Rash said: “I’m proud to rep­re­sent the col­lege within the youth coun­cil. Events like this are a great ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause to speak in front of peo­ple whose opin­ion mat­ters is a big thing.

“I’ve re­ally en­joyed it and can’t wait to do more things like this with the Tame­side Youth Coun­cil.”

Emma Ar­mitage, di­rec­tor of learn­ing and pas­toral sup­port at Tame­side Col­lege, said: “We are very proud to have been in­volved in an event such as this.

“Young peo­ple are the fu­ture of the bor­ough so to have their opin­ions, and our stu­dents’ opin­ions heard is some­thing we didn’t want to miss. Well done to those that took part.”

Tame­side Youth Fo­rum with vis­i­tors

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