New Young Lord Mayor
Leah Russell. student at Clarence High School, Formby was inaugurated as new Young Lord Mayor at Liverpool’s Town Hall on Wednesday.
Leah, a year 10 pupil, said in her acceptance speech, “I’m looking forward to representing my school and everything it stands for in improving the chances of young people who need extra support to achieve great things.”
This is the third year in succession that Clarence High School have been successful in achieving a Young Lord Mayor title for one of their pupils.
Being amongst competition from mainstream schools, including some very prestigious establishments such as Liverpool College, The Blue Coat and St Edward’s Academy, reflects the outstanding work carried out on a daily basis for the young people at Clarence High School.
Tony Saleh, principal at Clarence said: “I am extremely proud of Leah. She has made great strides during her time here at Clarence High School and her appointment as Young Lord Mayor of Liverpool is a fitting tribute to her amazing progress. Well done Leah!”
Leah said: “Clarence is my 5th secondary, schools have not always worked for me, one of my responsibilities as mayor will be to find things that DO work for young people with additional needs. I will also look into possibilities of providing girls with more opportunities to experience activities thought to be mainly for boys.”
The ceremony took place in the prestigious Council Chamber of Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday 2nd of November, with Cllr Roz Gladden – Lord Mayor of Liverpool.
Clarence High School provides educational day placements in a therapeutic setting for girls and boys aged 7-19 years old, with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and is managed by Nugent Education.