'Question-Time' for pupils in Darlington
‘Question-Time’ for pupils in Darlington
Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner, shared the stage with a councillor, MP and a young parliamentarian at a Question-Time style event at a North-East school.
Year 10 and 11 students from Longfield Academy in Darlington got the chance to quiz public figures at the talk-in during lunchtime on Friday (17th October).
The event was organised as part of local democracy week. As well as Ron Hogg, the other panellists included Darlington MP Jenny Chapman, Councillor Cyndi Hughes and Darlington Youth Parliament member, Danny Brown, a student at Longfield.
Ron Hogg said: “It was a terrific event with young people asking questions about things that mattered to them – their school life, their curriculum, the role of the media in today’s society. It’s a myth that young people don’t care about politics and we need to make discussions about local, national and global events as relevant to them as possible.”
Cllr Hughes, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: The questions that the students asked showed really great insight, they were exceptional. The great thing was that each of the panellists was able to answer from a different perspective”.
More information about Longfield Academy can be found on their website, at: www.longfield.uk.com
Posted on Monday 20th October 2014