Manchester City back new sixth form college

15 March 2013 Last updated at 09:45

School Reporters are given the chance to visit the site of a new sixth form college which is being built with the support of Manchester City FC.
East Manchester Academy School Reporters
School Reporters from East Manchester Academy view the site of a new sixth form college, which some of them will attend in the future, which is being backed by Manchester City FC.
East Manchester Academy School Reporters
City acquired the land on which the work is going on and one of the two Megans in the East Manchester Academy School Report team seems impressed with the progress so far!
East Manchester Academy School Reporters
Time to put on the safety equipment like hi-vis jackets and hard hats under the supervision of site manager Lee as the students get ready to start filming their for BBC School Report piece.
Safety gear
Jerome and Rafael get ready for a busy morning of interviewing at the site of the college.
Connell College site
Cameraman Tom films the two Megans working on their preparations to ask questions to the people behind the project.
East Manchester Academy pupils
The establishment will be called Connell Sixth Form College and has been named after the family who founded its backers Manchester City FC in the 1880s in a bid to reduce the number of people affected by the effects of long-term unemployment, poor health and fear of crime.
Gillian Winter
East Manchester Academy pupils Rafael and Megan landed an interview with Connell Sixth Form College Principal-Designate Gillian Winter, who may one day be their head teacher.
Jack and Jerome from East Manchester Academy
Jack and Jerome from East Manchester Academy reveal what they have learned about the new college.
Paul Lake
Former Manchester City skipper Paul Lake, who was forced to retire because of injury, tells Megan about the value of education.
East Manchester School Reporters
Their work done, it is time for the East Manchester Academy School Report team to pose for a photograph with Paul Lake and Gillian Winter.