Andy Burnham

Mayor of Manchester Visits The Barlow RC

In the run up to the election of Mayor of Manchester and former Labour M.P. Andy Burnham took time out from his busy schedule to come and inspire the Student Leadership Team with his personal story of achievement and hold a Q&A.

Mr Burnham held an informative and positive discussion with students honestly and openly talking about his life, background, school history, beliefs and values.

He talked about the future of Greater Manchester and the issues that drive him and that he hopes to tackle as future Mayor such as homelessness, unemployment, health and education. He spoke about these issues with great passion, engaging the Student Leadership audience. Highlighting issues around the future of the young people, university fees, funding of state schools and grammar schools and the importance of voting.

"Mr. Burnham's visit was enlightening he said we can come from anywhere in the world and with hard work and perseverance become whatever we want to be." Carolina Neto - Year 11 Student Leadership Team.