I had a great time at yesterday’s event in Liverpool – it did exactly what we’d hoped for by bringing civil service reform to life for our many visitors.
Through a vibrant and engaging mix of exhibition stands and interactive sessions, we managed to share the message that we’re better when we work together and can really make a difference.
The feedback from our popular Civil Service Local session proves how important it is that we share our success stories and it was truly inspiring to listen to some of your amazing achievements.
“The contribution that the Civil Service Local Engaging our schools programme has made to our school is invaluable”
Nina Bradley, teaching assistant, the Larches School, Preston.
There were some interesting exhibits on show too – from contraband stuffed birds of prey to a beautiful tree of knowledge and leadership superheroes – there was something for everyone.
We showed that – unlike the old cliché – we’re happy to work with children and animals. We met two remarkable teenagers who’ve played an important part in our Schools engagement programme and we even got to enjoy a sniffer dog demonstration courtesy of our colleagues from HM Prisons North West Search Team.
In his closing speech, I noticed that Richard Heaton recommended Civil Service Local as a great source of opportunity so I hope those of you who joined us in Liverpool yesterday and made the day such a success have already started to think about how you can get involved in future to help us all make a difference, together.