On Friday 31 March, the Citizenship department were pleased to welcome Yvette Cooper to a question and answer session. Citizenship students across years 9, 10 and 11 had been preparing for the visit by researching Westminster and the role of an MP.
Mrs Cole (STL) said “We are really grateful that Ms. Cooper took time out of her busy schedule to come and speak to our students. I think we’ve inspired a new generation of politicians.’
Students had prepared a variety of politically charged and challenging questions for Yvette Cooper and were impressed with the politician’s answers. Ashleigh Gibbins said “it was very helpful in explaining the role that MP’s play in parliament and inspiring to see a woman in such a high role”.
Watch this space… the next generation of politicians have been born!