We were delighted that Jeremy Corbyn made time to visit AMSI last week, because constituents had praised our partnerships with Crisis at Christmas, Solace Women’s Aid and the British Heart Foundation.
Mr Corbyn met a group of young people who are actively involved in raising awareness and funds for charitable organisations which address inequalities in health; homelessness and violence against women. Students spoke about their causes with pride and passion, impressing Mr Corbyn with their understanding of the wider world. They discussed the importance of basic human rights and how young people need to engage with issues facing their communities. He presented the students with Active Citizenship certificates in recognition of their involvement and commitment and urged them to continue their good work.
Headteacher Ms Susan Service who chaired the discussion with Mr Corbyn, welcomed his visit:
“We are a caring community and this is recognised by Ofsted. The nurtured ability of our students to empathise with the social concerns that charities champion is a credit to their development into respectful and responsible young citizens in society. I am very proud of them as they are a credit to our school“.