quiz local election candidates in school debate
political candidates from the UK's five leading parties took part
in a Question Time style debate in Highbridge this week.
Alfred School's Sixth Form Committee hosted the annual event where
they quizzed the politicians, pictured above, on a number of hot
panellists included Tessa Munt MP (Lib Dem), Steve Crowther (Chairman
of UKIP), James Heappey (parliamentary candidate for the Conservative
Party), Chris Inchley (parliamentary candidate for the Labour
Party) and Alex Lawrie (Green Party).
debate was very ably chaired by Taggy Parrott and Sam Harkness
of Year 13 and all those present said the event had compared well
to the BBC version but with the voices of young voters emphasised.
the sixth formers returned to school following their AS exams
last week and enjoyed a few days of 'enrichment' before the start
of their A2 programme.
students completed the Personal Development and Enterprise Education
programme with the Royal Corps of Signals which included the refinement
of transferable skills such as problem solving and communication;
a particular highlight was a 2.5km timed run that all students
completed within the time.
also benefitted from a visit by Sheffield University who led workshops
on applying to university, writing personal statements and research
skills for the Extended Project Qualification.
L-R Chris Inchley (Labour), Alex Lawrie (Green Party), Steve Crowther
(UKIP), Sam Harkness (Year 13), James Heappey (Conservative),
Tessa Munt MP, Taggy Parrott (Year 13)