Mayor’s visit strengthens school’s local links
STUDENTS at Tytherington School welcomed the Mayor of Macclesfield, Coun Liz Durham.
Student Parliament representatives and members of the year seven Advanced Learners Programme quizzed the Mayor on a range of issues including her views on the purpose of education and why she entered local politics.
They also asked Coun Durham her views on the hot topic of local regeneration.
Headteacher Manny Botwe also outlined his plans for the school and spoke of the importance of Coun Durham’s visit.
He said: “There is a very clear focus on delivering high academic standards for all as well as encouraging all students to strive to fulfil their potential, wherever their interests or talents may lie.”
He added: “This is already a strong school at the heart of the community.
“Meeting the local mayor is in keeping with a key priority for us, which is providing students with opportunities to develop student leadership skills through extensive links with the local community.”
Student Parliament member Holly Brockbank, year nine, said: “It was great to meet the Mayor of Macclesfield and ask her about what the role involves.
“It is fantastic to get her support for what we are doing in school.”
Coun Durham said: “I was very pleased to accept the invitation to visit the school and meet the students.
“I had a most interesting time with the children I met, all of whom were engaged and enthusiastic.”
●● Tytherington School students with the mayor, Coun Liz Durham, and headteacher Manny Botwe