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Northern Powerhouse and the relative strengths and weaknesses of Education in the North and South


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.

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The Northern Powerhouse – promoting the voice of young people across the north



Young people from the Yorkshire and Humber region will be getting together again this week with young people from the North West, at the People’s Museum, Manchester. They will spend the weekend preparing for a series of meetings with decision makers concerning issues related to the Northern Powerhouse development. The young people from Yorkshire and Humber will be representing the 549,000 young people aged between 11 and 19 in our region.


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Northern Powerhouse Youth Voice residential



Young People from across Yorkshire and the Humber and from the North West came together over the weekend to discuss the Northern Powerhouse as one part of an Erasmus+ funded project bringing together young people and Northern Powerhouse decision-makers to ensure that the voice of young people is not lost in its development.

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Young people pose for a final picture before returning to their own communities across the North of England

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