Locals urged to submit inspirational stories to raise aspirations of next generation

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES from locals are being sought by the Oldham Education and Skills Commission (OESC) to help make a difference in Saddleworth.

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The Oldham Grow team with Oldham Council leader Cllr Jim McMahon

A brand new website has been launched as part of the Commission’s project where people can share their stories to help raise aspirations so everyone, especially children, across the borough, can achieve their full potential.

The commission, chaired by former Education Secretary Estelle Morris, is producing a report later in the year to define a new Oldham Education Standard that all partners will aspire to achieve so that young people can meet the challenges they will face in future years.

Estelle Morris said: “We want to help showcase the very best of Saddleworth so need people to show their passion and pride by posting their stories of how they, or people they know, are trying to help and inspire fellow Oldhamers.

“The more people that join in the better. I would urge everyone to get involved and help inspire the next generation of Oldhamers and create a legacy to be proud of.”

People with fond memories or inspiring Oldham-related stories can get involved by logging on to www.grow-oldham.co.uk and upload their stories and read other peoples experiences.

To keep up to date with the project’s progress follow Grow Oldham on Twitter – @GrowOldham, Facebook and Instagram.


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