#BeeWell Champions in Rochdale celebrate their accomplishments

Rochdale’s #BeeWell Champions came together, along with partners from across the borough and Greater Manchester, to celebrate their work in this pilot programme.

The #BeeWell Champions pilot aimed to create an exciting, youth-led response to the #BeeWell survey results in Greater Manchester. It sought to put the decision-making and money into the hands of young people, who could then use their training and lived experience to best understand what activities would most benefit their peers. You can find out more about this work across Greater Manchester, here: #BeeWell Champions: Youth-led commissioning in Greater Manchester – #BeeWell.

Today’s celebration event looked to reflect on all the work they had done, the impact that they have had in their schools and in Rochdale and sought the feedback of young people and partners on what Greater Manchester can learn from this type of work. They also had a first-look at this year’s #BeeWell data, sharing feedback to shape our narrative for this year’s headline findings release.

The event concluded with the Mayor of Rochdale presenting certificates and #BeeWell badges to the young people who had taken part, thanking them for all of their work to support their peers. 

Thank you to pupils and staff at both St Cuthbert’s RC High School and Wardle Academy for your amazing work on this project – along with fantastic local partners and Rochdale Council for their delivery and coordination as part of the project.