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Question Time at Fakenham College

"March 30th was this year's date for Fakenham College's annual 'Question Time' event. The year 12 and 13 students were presented with a panel of local politicians, including councillors from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Greens and an MEP from UKIP as well Reverend Mason representing the Church of England. Students then took it in turns to ask the panel different questions regarding politics, including their opinions on Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn, their views on terrorism and the topic leading to the most controversial of the debates - 'Brexit' - the UK's decision to leave the EU. The students were very engaged in the debate, with people voicing differing opinions on subjects that affect us today, and at times the arguments became heated. The afternoon was very important and helpful to all who took part in it, with students learning two important messages: the first being that it is important to get involved with politics, whatever side you may be on, otherwise decisions will betaken that impact upon your lives which have no control over; and the second being that 'what you get out of life is proportionate to what you put into life'." A big thank you to Dr Burrows for organising the event, to Mrs Higgins for chairing the event, to the panellists for attending and to those 'brave souls' who asked the questions!"

 

Georgia Bottomley