Summer school’s insight into politics at work

Date published: 25 August 2015

FROM learning more about how the media works to developing political campaigns, graduates at Debbie Abrahams’s summer school have experienced it all.

Participants were presented with their certificates by Bryn Hughes, father of the late PC Nicola Hughes, following their two-week course led by the MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth.

Over the course of the school, the group of 11 18 to 24-year-olds have taken part in workshops with public figures such as Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham and Oldham-born rugby league star Kevin Sinfield as well as completing work placements at organisations across Oldham.

Mrs Abrahams said: “It’s been a real pleasure to organise my second summer school for another group of motivated young people.

“They’ve been really eager to learn more about politics and share in my passion for creating community-based action here in Oldham and Saddleworth which can help tackle important local issues and shape all our futures.”