Political figures challenged at panel event by Harleston school pupils

Students, teachers and politicians involved in the question and answer session at Archbishop Sancrof

Students, teachers and politicians involved in the question and answer session at Archbishop Sancroft High School. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

Political figures were put through their paces when posed with challenging questions by school students.

Archbishop Sancroft High School, in Harleston, held its third 'Question Time' event with Richard Bacon, Conservative MP for South Norfolk; Deborah Sacks, representing Labour; Julian Flood, representing UKIP; Catherine Rowett, representing the Greens; and Jacky Howe, representing the Liberal Democrats.

It was organised with the Harleston and District Business Forum.

Luke Brown, 15, from Harleston, said: 'I am quite fascinated by the NHS.

'Young people are the future of the country and it is good that we get the opinions of adults.'


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Mr Bacon said: 'The level of engagement was very impressive. It is an opportunity for us to hear what is on the mind of your young people.'

Richard Cranmer, headteacher, said: 'We do it because we believe passionately we are preparing our students for life beyond school – and that includes being active citizens.'

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