Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Shaping the Future of the North

Shaping the Future of the North

After submitting a policy idea to Northern Futures on how to develop economic growth in the North, Lower Sixth student Mark Strasshine was selected to spend a day at Westminster in the Deputy Prime Minister’s office. Mark had a fascinating time learning how policy is formulated within government and developed his idea with policy advisors and senior government minsters. Nick Clegg even popped by for a spot of lunch!  

Mark then travelled to Leeds to join 300 delegates at the Northern Futures summit on 6th November where he was involved in discussions about how to create a more prosperous north and listened to inspirational speeches from Prof. Ed Glaeser, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Jim O’Neill former chairman of Goldman Sachs.