The Commissioner said goodbye to pupils at Church of England School of the Resurrection in Beswick on Wednesday, as they leave the school to start secondary school in September.
He met with his pen-pal, Charles Charles who is in his final year at the school. Tony wished him good luck in high school and presented him with a set of colouring pencils.
Tony said: “It’s been lovely to read Charles’ letters and hear about what he’s been up to. I know Charles loves school and wish him all the best as he starts secondary school next term. Charles is a talented artist, which he’s shown in the many pictures he’s sent me, so I hope he continues to draw and puts the colouring pencils to good use.”
Charles thanked Tony for the gift and said he’s enjoyed writing to Tony and finding out he’s doing in his new job as Police and Crime Commissioner. He’s looking forward to going to a new school and hopes to carry on writing to Tony to tell him all about it.
Pictured above: Tony with Charles Charles and Headteacher Maureen Hogarth