Children at St Paul’s Primary School in Brinnington recently got the chance to meet with Stockport MP Ann Coffey.
The school council talked to Ann about their role as school councillors and about the suggestions they had made for the redesign of Brinnington Park. They also had ideas for new laws parliament could pass to improve their environment.
Ann Coffey said:
“It was always a pleasure to listen to children. They are always full of good ideas and so enthusiastic .We do need to spend more on schools so that every child has the opportunity to achieve. They are our future. We should be supporting our children and this great school
Joanna Harrington, Headteacher at St Paul’s added:
“Our School Council loved meeting Ann and having the chance to share their ideas with her. We want to continue providing similar opportunities for our children , but this is becoming more difficult because of funding pressures and we’ve had to make difficult choices to best resource our school.”
To find out more about St Paul’s or to contact them, please visit www.st-pauls.stockport.sch.uk.
Ann Coffey MP pictured with members of the School Council at St Paul’s
Stockport MP Ann Coffey recently visited Edgeley Library, as part of their activities for National Libraries Week.
The activities ran between 8th and 13th October, with all libraries in Stockport hosting sessions for local families. More than 400 people attended the sessions, which included cake decorating groups, a murder mystery event and ‘Fun Palaces’ workshops where residents could make kaleidoscopes and learn about computer coding.
There was also a Sensory Storytime session organised by Stockport Libraries and the Ebony and Ivory Community Organisation (EAICO). The session had local children reading the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’, while feeling and tasting the different fruits mentioned in the story.
Ann Coffey said:
“It was lovely to visit the Sensory Storytime. Stockport Libraries and EAICO do a great job in supporting integration locally and they have more exciting plans for the future. I also got a ‘My Library’ re-usable cup that I’m looking forward to using in Parliament.”
Martin Roberts from Stockport Libraries added:
“Our libraries help to bring people together in our communities, and this National Libraries Week has been a massive success in Stockport. More than 400 residents took part in the different activities, including the ‘Why I Love My Library’ session at Disability Stockport, and local businesses engaged with our marketing and social media workshops.”
To find out more about the Stockport Library service, please visit www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/libraries. Alternatively, you can call them on 0161 217 6009.
Stockport MP Ann Coffey visited the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), whose national support line is based in Stockport.
NAPAC is a national charity which offers support to adults who suffered any type of childhood abuse – physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. NAPAC’s support line is totally confidential and is free from landlines and mobile phones is 0808 801 0331.
During her visit, Ann met some of the busy NAPAC volunteers, who receive extensive training before they take calls. The demand for the survivor support line and e-mail support service has risen substantially over the past three years, with 89,960 call attempts last year.