Staff and students at Saint Paul’s were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Manchester, Councillor Tommy Judge and Carole Judge, to the school.
The Lord Mayor toured the school meeting with staff and students and spent some time congratulating the pupils on their work, behaviour and attitudes.
The Lord Mayor is very familiar with Saint Paul’s Catholic High School, both his children attended the school and he served for many years as the Chair of Governors at St Paul’s. He quips that the “kid without any qualifications ensured that children from one of the most deprived areas in the city had access to good-quality education”.
“It was a lovely welcome at Saint Paul’s this morning, a calm atmosphere for learning which demonstrates the core values and ethos of the school,” commented the Lord Mayor. “My son and daughter spent many happy and successful years at the school. I was very impressed with the engagement of the pupils and with their enthusiasm for learning.”
Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s, said: “It was a pleasure to meet the Lord Mayor and have him tour our school. He was able to give the pupils some very valuable advice and provided a real inspiration for the pupils to want to do well, achieve and give back to their community.”