November 13, 2019
This week, all students at Northern Education Trust Kearsley Academy took part in Student Voice activities relating to UK Parliament Week – a very topical discussion given the recent news of the UK General Election being called on 12 December 2019.
Throughout the week, our students have been considering nominating themselves for Student Council, and considering their applications and which Satellite group they would like to apply for. We have received a fantastic response to this activity and look forward to appointing students over this half term.
This Thursday, we were delighted to receive a visit from Yasmin Qureshi (Bolton South East MP Candidate), who took part in our PROUD Thursday event with students, as well as discussing all matters Parliament with our students.
Following her visit, Ms Qureshi said: “It was a real pleasure to meet the inspirational young people who have been learning about Parliament week. I was very impressed with their knowledge of Parliament; there was real enthusiasm and a sense of engagement with parliament week. I was particularly impressed with the PROUD book signings, to see so many young people who were proud of their work and deserved reward and recognition for it. I have never seen so many smiling faces. The school has an amazing ethos, where everyone is encouraged, nurtured and valued and it is clear that this ethos is having a very positive effect, which is mirrored in the superb examination results. I very much look forward to visiting the Academy again.”
Principal Kim McKee said: “We were very impressed with our students and their knowledge of UK Parliament and democracy – well done to everyone who took part”.