Watch: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham survives his first press conference with our team

As part of the Media Cubs #RaiseYourHand campaign our mini reporters took part in a LIVE Q&A press conference with Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham – and he survived!

Our group of mini-reporters gave him a grilling on what their future with be like post pandemic and they were impressed with his open and honest responses.

He said: “Your voice hasn’t been heard and you should have been asked. Young people have been the most affected by all of this but the way you have stayed positive has been amazing and I have heard lots of reports about the good things kids have been doing around Greater Manchester. I am so grateful to young people and to you for providing a voice for young people – keep doing what you are doing.”

The press conference was part of the #RaiseYourHand campaign led by our mini reporters to encourage other primary school kids across the whole country to share their questions about the pandemic and be part of conversations that will shape their future.

The questions will be collected and sent to Downing Street.

Their next press conference lined up is a Q&A with the Children’s Commissioner on July 16.

Want to support?

Get involved, by sharing your kids’ questions by tagging @MediaCubsUK on Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtags #RaiseYourHand

If you want to share it along with a photo like our mini reporters – please do – showing unity and a raised hand.

If you’d prefer to email your questions or would like to receive a recording of the Q&A, email