Students set some tough questions in new programme

PUBLISHED: 20:00 25 June 2012

Pupils and regional politicians took part in King Alfred School's enrichment programme.

Pupils and regional politicians took part in King Alfred School's enrichment programme.

King Alfred School

SIXTH formers from King Alfred School took part in a three-day programme which included activities such as a Question Time debate with regional politicians and a visit from an 87-year-old holocaust survivor.

Students from the school in Burnham Road, Highbridge, were also able to chat to guest speakers from EDF Energy, ASDA and Barclays and take part in competitions called handball and Master Chef.

A highlight for many students was the visit of Harry Bibring, a holocaust survivor from Austria who was saved by the Kindertransport of 1938 while his mother later perished in a Nazi extermination camp in eastern Poland during the war.

Sixth formers also enjoyed a war of words between Liberal Democrats and Conservatives on the issue of Europe during Question Time.

The programme helped enrich and broaden the horizons of students before they leave for university or take up employment after school.

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