Lively debate at Weston College
PUBLISHED: 18:00 01 December 2010
A LIVLEY debate got underway at Weston College this week as secondary school pupils had the opportunity to quiz the mayor.
A group of 15 teenagers, from Worle, Priory, Broadoak and Wyvern schools, who were picked to attend a two-year diploma in public services because of their academic excellence, arrived at Knightstone Campus for a talk with Councillor Philip Judd.
Cllr Judd, a former Weston College teacher, spoke about local government with the pupils, aged 14 and 15.
During his visit the group split into five, representing the House of Lords, House of Commons, monarchy, devolved government and local government.
They had just over an hour to work on issues and questions they wanted to debate and discussed subjects as broad ranging as the war in Afghanistan and the future of Weston’s derelict Tropicana leisure complex.