Manchester pupils attended a prestigious graduation event last week to celebrate their successful completion of the Mosaic Primary School Programme.
During the graduation event held at Manchester Metropolitan University, the pupils aged between 9 and 11, spoke about their experience on the Mosaic Primary School programme in front of influential business leaders, teachers, and mentors.
The schools involved in the programme were St Chrysostom’s Church of England Primary School, Armitage Primary School and Stanley Grove Primary School.
The programme which aims to equip pupils with the skills to connect education to work at an early age also helps empower their mothers, enabling them to support their child in reaching their full potential.
The key note speaker at the event was Yasmin Qureshi, Labour MP for Bolton South East who shared her experiences with the girls and encouraged them to believe in their own abilities and be confident as they moved through life.
Yasmin Qureshi commented:
“It’s an honour to be here and witness first-hand the impact of this important programme and the benefit it has had on the young girls and their mothers.
“Being confident in life and having belief in your own abilities will greatly contribute to these pupils’ success, not only as they continue through their education, but as they embark on their life as young women. It’s wonderful to hear the girls talk about their future with such enthusiasm.”
A mother whose daughter had participated in the event summarised her own highlights of the programme saying:
“I learned how important it is to be confident and have good communication skills. I found the mentors really encouraging and positive people who gave us a welcoming feel.”