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Connell hosts Curriculum for Life website launch event

We were pleased the Greater Manchester Combined Authority chose Connell to launch it's new Curriculum for Life website today.

Curriculum for Life is an online advice and guidance platform co-created by and for young people to answer questions they have about adulthood.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, attended the event hosted by Connell Co-op College today (Tuesday 19 March), along with Ma'eaisha Akhtar, aged 12, a representative from the city-region's Youth Combined Authority, which has been integral to the creation of the resource. The event celebrated all of those who have been involved in the development of the website over the last two years, recognising their commitment to ensuring the platform is relevant and has young people’s questions at its heart.

With input from young people across the city-region, Curriculum for Life features advice and information organised into six key topics identified by them including:

  1. Financial education
  2. Work and Study
  3. Confidence in relationships
  4. Politics, citizenship and rights
  5. Health and wellbeing
  6. Climate change and the environment  

The platform offers a wealth of engaging content such as articles, videos, case studies and links to local services. The articles were co-created with young people alongside subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and relevance.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said:

"Empowering our young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate adult life is crucial to their overall development. The collaborative effort between young people and experts in designing this website underscores our commitment to putting people at the centre of our decision-making.

"We’ve listened to what our young people want and have delivered, but we’re not done yet. This will be a constantly evolving resource, offering simple, expert guidance and information to equip our young residents with the tools they need to thrive in today's world.”