We were pleased to host our very own Hustings event on Wednesday 4 Dec where local political party representatives for Carshalton and Wallington were invited in to meet our students.
Ahead of the forthcoming general election, we are keen to encourage our students to vote and get involved with the issues that will affect young people such as education, housing and Brexit.
The elections are key to many aspects of learning in relation to democracy and British values so we hope it was an opportunity to get our learners involved and asking questions.
The event was attended by Tom Brake, parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats and James Woudhuysen for the Brexit party.
Our host, Nicola Laver, Head of School, chaired the event and provided the candidates with three minutes each to deliver a brief overview of their manifesto following by Q & A from the students.
A number of students commented that the event was interesting and they felt they had learned a lot more about the election process, in particular, how each representative would support them if they were elected on the issues that faces young people today.