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Parliament Week

Rm 13 has been decorated for Parliament week, this week from 13th-17th. Come along to our Politics society stall in the hall at lunch on Friday to find out more about the main political parties and grill our politics society members.

Bring a question and find out more. For more details see Miss Mitchell in Rm 13 🙂

Come and join the fun 🙂 

Graham Brady Visit

As part of the Citizenship GCSE curriculum it is vital for students to scrutinize and question the views of their local MP. Friday’s visit of Graham Brady was arranged before the snap general election was called. Although Graham Brady is officially declared as the conservative candidate he was able to explore and share about his role as an MP within the Altrincham and Sale West constituency. Students learn about the role of an MP within the new syllabus so this was an fantastic opportunity to hear about what it is really like to be an MP.

Students and staff submitted questions to explore and challenge the Conservative ideologies and to find out Graham Brady’s views. He talked of his current role as the chairman of the 1922 committee and considered his past roles on the shadow cabinet in his early career. The role of grammar schools, school funding cuts and austerity were high on the agenda for questions.

AGGS Politics society are currently working towards running our own AGGS Mock General Election and are exploring all the parties pledges, these will be presented to students at a Hustings on June 7th followed by an election on June 8th.

The AGGS Mock EU referendum

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So you may have heard that on 23rd June the country will be voting whether we should stay in or leave the EU. Are you confused? Do you know what the arguments are? Well Politics society are here to help. Maybe you are in sixth form and this is your first chance to vote, well we are here to help.

AGGS Politics society are running a school wide AGGS Mock EU referendum on Wednesday 27th April. Just like our Mock Election ballot papers will be placed strategically around school on the day for everyone to vote. We will be holding assemblies the week before the big vote and a debate will take place in the hall on Tues 26th April for people to hear the arguments and question those in the Politics society about the different arguments.

The EU whether we are in or out will affect your future, it’s important you consider the arguments.

Keep an eye on the blog and on twitter for more updates and info.eu ref

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