During the Autumn term, we were pleased to host visits from two local councillors; Councillor Paul Maslin, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People in Lewisham and Councillor Mark Ingeleby, Chair for Pensions Investment in Lewisham.
On Monday 3 October, we were delighted to welcome Councillor Paul Maslin, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People in Lewisham. Councillor Maslin was taken on a tour of the school, talked to students and staff and later tweeted via social media:
"@ConisboroughCol is a great school with high aspirations" @PaulJMas
It was a very successful visit and we would like to thank Councillor Maslin for giving up his time to meet our young people and for his support of the school.
Secondly, on Wednesday 12 October we welcomed Councillor Mark Ingleby who spoke to our School Council about a whole range of
issues ranging from local government, to public speaking and narratives, and finally through to the needs, aspirations and challenges for the local community.
It was a great meeting and our students showed thoughtful reflection, interest and appreciation. One of the issues that we discussed was how to improve the local community. It is one of our key mission statements to ensure that students make a positive contribution to their community and this is a fine example of doing just that.
Year 11 council representative and Head Girl; Lauryn Green stated:
"Our school needs more political forums like this. I would really like to participate in an inter-party discussion with representatives from the other political parties."
Councillor Ingleby invited our young people to attend a meeting of Friends of Forster Park to discuss ideas for improving this area. We are also looking into whether Conisborough College can host the Whitefoot Safer Neighbourhoods Panel early next year. Councillor Ingleby signed a copy of his book 'The Purpose Driven Councillor' which he donated to the school library.
Mr S. Mundy - Headteacher
"Thanks @conisboroughcol School Council for a very productive discussion on community, creativity & crime issues, nationally & locally" @CllrMarkIngleby
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