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GRILLED: Local politicians share round-table discussion with Shenley sixth formers

 Published on: 20th October 2023   |   By: Sophia Sheera   |   Category: Uncategorized

During a visit to Hertswood Academy in Shenley, a group of local politicians found themselves rather unexpectedly grilled by sixth form History and Politics students.

Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden MP, Hertsmere Councillor Morris Bright MBE and Shenley Councillor Natalie Susman first met with Headmaster Peter Gillet, before sitting down for a round-table discussion with students.

Cllr Susman laughingly told RadlettNews: “The sixth formers posed some very probing and topical questions. Frankly, they made Prime Minister’s Questions look like a breeze.”

Amongst the concerns raised to the Deputy Minister’s attention were the Serbo-Bosnian conflict, support for Ukrainian refugees, local crime in Shenley and recent proposals to make English and Maths compulsory in Sixth Form.

MP Oliver Dowden also spoke about his career journey, including deputising for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and addressing the United Nations in New York this September.

Hertswood School thanks the three politicians for visiting the Academy.

Photo: (left to right) Cllr Susman, MP Oliver Dowden, Cllr Bright and Headmaster Gillet

Credit: Hertswood Academy

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