Year 12 and 13 Politics students met with Chairman of the Commons Education Select Committee and Worcester MP Robin Walker to discuss a range of current political issues. Amongst these there were questions on the recent instability in both the UK economy and the Conservative government, the war in Ukraine, funding for the Royal Worcester hospital, public service pay and industrial action, the windfall tax on energy companies, the unintended consequences of devolution and whether MPs should have second jobs. Our students engaged critically with Mr Walker in a positive atmosphere of discussion and debate.
Dr Matt Hall, Senior Leader and teacher of Politics commented: “In their debate with Robin, WSFC Politics students put into practice the British values of democracy, tolerance, and respect that they learn about throughout the college’s curriculum offer – engaging with their MP, asking challenging questions, whilst maintaining the highest standards of civic discourse in a democratic society. This was a valuable learning experience and opportunity for our students, and hopefully, an enjoyable one for Robin Walker too.”
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