Special congratulations due to pupils qualifying in most difficult academic year

Howard Sykes MBE

Despite the adversity faced by students learning during the UK’s worst pandemic in over 100 years, Oldham’s pupils are still expected to shine this week in their A Levels and BTEC’s, Oldham’s Liberal Democrat Leader Councillor Howard Sykes MBE could not be prouder of our future generation.

“Hats off to all of our young people; they have stuck at it and performed magnificently, and I send to them all my congratulations on their amazing achievement,” said Councillor Sykes.

“As life has changed for all of us, since March 2020, so too has life for students. They have had to adapt to learning from home via a virtual link with their teacher and with no personal contact with tutors and friends for long periods, and they have seen their school attendance disrupted by COVID-19 outbreaks in the classroom. Not only have they come through all this, they have done so with credit, and I wish them every success in the future,” added Councillor Sykes.

“Lastly it would be remiss of me not to also thank and congratulate all the teaching and non-teaching staff across Oldham’s schools and colleges who have done such a sterling job in bringing our young people through these most trying times and ensured that they had nonetheless received both excellent tuition and sometimes much needed pastoral care.”

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