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Letter from Yasin Khan

Schools Equality & Community Cohesion Lead


Dear all


I am writing to thank your wonderful pupils & staff who participated in the cohesion event at the Rochdale town hall yesterday. All the guests from the Local Authority, Police, as well as the Mayor and Mayoress were highly impressed and I felt compelled to write to congratulate your wonderful students.


The young people’s speeches were excellent and their delivery was outstanding. I know it must have been daunting to stand in front of officers in the great hall, but to their credit the young people did a fantastic job.


I am sure you will be very proud of all the participants. The issues, points and ideas that were raised by the young were exceptionally brilliant and highly thought provoking.  We hope to take on board the suggestions made by your students with colleagues within the council departments as well as our partner agencies.


The young people and the staff deserve some recognition for all their hard work and dedication on this project. I was privileged to witness the great partnership work that is going on with your respective schools and of course the Rochdale sixth form college.


Your students have proved that they are the future leaders and pioneers of community cohesion. This was an excellent example of effective partnership working between schools, the Rochdale Sixth form college as well as the Local Authority and the police.


It is my sincere hope that next year we can make this event even bigger and better and I wish you all the best for the future. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.


Well one and keep up the great work.


Kind regards



Yasin Khan