Students’ Question Time for politicians
Mar 1 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
POLITICS was the latest subject at a Huddersfield school.
Children from Colne Valley Specialist Arts College worked with Heads Together community arts organisation as part of a series of radio workshops.
And they roped in local politicians for a broadcast.
The workshops aim to enable the 13-year-old children to work on their interviewing, technical and presentation skills which they put into practice on Friday in a radio internet broadcast.
The children organised a ‘Question Time’-style show which they grilled parliamentary candidates for the Colne Valley with their own questions.
The parliamentary candidates in question were: Jason McCartney for the Conservative party, Debbie Abraham for the Labour party and Nichola Turner for the Liberal Democrats.
Year 8 pupils Jack Senior, Phoebe Walsh, Hayley O’Brien and Carys Tippet Moore interviewed the candidates with local and national issues.
The show was broadcast via the internet on Two Valleys Radio on Friday at 3pm.