Digital Surgeries

Posted in General - Tuesday November 20, 2018

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This month has seen Ladybridge students take part in two digital surgeries. The first one was with Chris Green, MP for Bolton West and the second was with Andy Burnham, Metro Mayor for Greater Manchester. Students prepared for the surgeries by researching the politicians and writing questions that they really wanted to find out the answers to. Chris Green was quizzed on Brexit and how the announcements in the budget will affect our area, while Andy Burnham was asked about what is being done to tackle homelessness and the issues with local rail services. Students were praised on their well thought through questions and encouraged by Andy Burnham to seize opportunities given to them and not to sell themselves short. This was a fantastic opportunity for some of our Year 10 GCSE Citizenship students and one that we are keen to repeat.