Westminster Date for our Debaters

Year 10 RE Ambassadors Beth, Jayne, Megan, and Olivia, accompanied by teacher of PSRE and Humanities, Mrs Simpson – who organised the trip – travelled Westminster, the heart of national debate.

They were joined by eighty other students from schools across the country to take part in The Youth Debate at the Houses of Parliament, where they discussed the importance of religious education. The day was hosted by William Wragg MP and was an interesting one for our debaters as they witnessed two ministers resigning whilst they were there!

The debate was organised by the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) and the Religious Education Council (REC). Although our local MP, Mr Frank Field, was unable to join them his representative gave our students a wonderful tour of the Palace of Westminster. Thanks also to local politicians Councillor George Davies, Deputy Leader of the Council and Councillor Moira McLaughlin who helped to fund the students’ travel expenses.