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City dailies launch bid to recruit more teachers

Five sister newspapers have launched a joint campaign urging more young people to become teachers.

Trinity Mirror titles the Manchester Evening News, Birmingham Mail, Liverpool Echo, South Wales Echo and The Chronicle, Newcastle, all ran pieces in print and online yesterday.

The campaign is being run in conjunction with education charity Teach First’s national recruitment drive ‘Change Career, Change Lives’.

It is being aimed at young professionals who are uncertain about their current careers.

A double-page spread on the campain which appeared in yesterday's Birmingham Mail

A double-page spread on the campain which appeared in yesterday’s Birmingham Mail

Alan Edmunds, editor in chief at Media Wales and Trinity Mirror Regionals deputy editorial director, said: “We have been incredibly impressed by the work of Teach First and are determined to use this campaign as an opportunity for our titles to make an important difference to education in the communities we serve.”

James Westhead, Teach First Executive Director, added: “We are hugely grateful to the leadership and support of Trinity Mirror and each of the titles who are supporting our campaign.

“We hope that readers will enjoy the fantastic stories from their local schools and really get behind our ‘Change Career, Change Lives’ – whether they themselves want to teach or they want to encourage others to step up to the challenge.”