Student Network launch is hailed a great success


THE first meeting of Warrington Student Voice Network has been hailed a great success.

Students from seven high schools or colleges across the borough attended the event at the Town Hall and took part in a number of activities ranging from meetings with Professor Steven Broomhead, chief executive of the borough council and Warrington South MP Andy Carter to a self-defence demonstration.

Student leaders had a chance to talk with senior councilllors, council officers and other community leaders.

Schools that took part in the event were Birchwood College, Sir Thomas Boteler CE High, Lymm High, Bridgewater High, Culcheth High, Priestley College and the University Technical College.
Cllr Tony Higgins, the council’s cabinet member for leisure and community, said: “It was great to see young people engaged in serious matters such as equality, community, and the safety of young people.”

Professor Broomhead said: “I learned a great deal about our town from a younger person’s perspective. Their comments were illuminating and will be part of our future plans to make our town even more vibrant.”

Louis Groarke, chief executive of Warrington Youth Voice, said: “The idea of a Student Voice Network has been one of mine for many years now and I am pleased to say it has been successful. I hope it will continue for years to come.

“At the moment this is only on offer for high schools and colleges. The network offers high schools and colleges a range of extra support in enhancing school life for students and ensuring young people are heard within their schools and colleges. I strongly urge all those who are not signed up to do so.”
Schools and colleges can sign up to the network by visiting


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