Hal Meakin and Mel Greenwood from the Erasmus+ funded Northern Powerhouse Youth Voice project meet Sir Nick Weller CEO & Executive Principal of Dixons Academies to discuss his upcoming government report on the Northern Powerhouse and the relative strengths and weaknesses in Education in the north and south of England.
Mel chairs the Education Working Group of the Northern Powerhouse Project, which has been in existence for the last 18 months and has been meeting with decision-makers from across the north of England to ensure that the voice of young people is heard in the development of the Northern Power House. Over 100 young people from the North West and from the Yorkshire and Humber region have been representing the over 1million people in the combined region between the ages of 11 and 19. The project is overseen by the Youth Work Unit Yorkshire and Humber and Youth Focus North West.
The project continues in February 2017, when young people will be holding decision makers to account when reviewing the implementation of pledges made by them earlier this year. The event in February will be held at the University of Huddersfield, who have been partners in the project.