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House of Lords ESU Debate

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On Friday 4th Dec selected students in yr 11, 12 & 13 made their way down to London to attend the ESU (English Speaking Union) House of Lords Chamber event. Our students were chosen to represent North West Schools in a debate which explored the question; “should Parliament be more diverse? ”

Alice Bruce in year 12 had the honor of writing a key speech putting forward the view that more should be done to increase diversity in parliament, she presented her case clearly and enthusiastically to an audience of Girl Guides and members of the Three Faiths Forum and the British Humanists.

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The floor was then opened for arguments made by other students, our girls managed to catch the attention of Baroness De Souza ( the Lord Speaker) on a number of occasions and passionately shared their ideas.

The day was a fantastic experience to learn more about formal debating and to engage in such an important issue. Some of the conclusions made from the debate were an improvement in political education and to increase the use of quotas when choosing MPS and Lords. A vote was taken and by an overwhelming majority students chose that something should be done. The other options were ; nothing should be done or enforcing change in parliament.

Well done to all the girls involved in this great day.

The importance of educating girls

It’s a fact that education betters the life choices and helps all people to live a safe life. The education of women is high on the global political agenda. See the following article for reflections on why girls education is so important as prominent women met to raise this important issue.

The importance of educating girls

The new Politics Society

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Are you interested in learning more about politics? Do you want to know how you can make a difference? 

If so, Politics Society is for you!

Politics society will be held on Friday Lunch times (12:45-1:15) in Room 13 – Either bring your lunch or see Mrs Bowyer for a lunch pass.

Here are some of the fab events that will be taking place at Politics society over the next few weeks.

Friday 9th October – Introduction to Politics with games and food.

Friday 16th October – All about political parties (Speaker – Ex-Green Party member).

Friday 6th November – Leader of the council, Sean Anstee (Speaker).

Friday 13th November – A chance to be involved with the Youth Parliament Live debate in the House of Commons.

Friday 20th November – Learn about how to get involved and have your say.

Friday 27th November – Opportunity for members to attend a one day conference run by Trafford Youth Cabinet.

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