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A varied week

So much has been going on this week. What to share?

On Tuesday I drove over to East Midlands Airport to see how the last of the 6 Farnborough visits went. Colleen from the airport team led the group through some customer service role plays along with students from Derby College. And then it was lunch - lots of samosas - and certificate presentation. The project now continues with work experience and mentoring. I'm delighted that NTU, British Gypsum, Crowne Plaza Hotels and possibly Jaguar Land Rover will be running similar projects over the next three months. Nashville keeps getting closer to Nottingham.

Question Time at Rushcliffe is always interesting. Ben and Serena chaired this year's event with remarkable panache and there were reps from all the major parties. The most controversial debate took place around the NHS, mental health and, of course, Donald Trump. Councillor Cutts ensured, as ever, that there was a bit of spice thrown in. Good to see former Rushcliffe student back representing the Labour party. Is he really only 20!

And this morning I'm over to Arnold to see the Trust Rugby day in action. It's the second time that the Leicester Tigers have led the day and I'm told there'll be 80 boys and girls from across the three academies. Looking forward to it. Keep your eyes on Twitter to get a taste of the action.

Phil Crompton
CEO