College VI students were able to raise their political awareness this week through participation in two outreach events. The Year 12 cohort received a visit from the Nicola Luke, Parliament Education Team, who spoke about the work of Parliament and its different chambers. Through this interactive session, students were informed of the different ways that they can access politics: visiting Parliament; contacting MPs; voting in elections; petitioning and taking part in select committee inquiries.
In addition, Year 12 Politics students received a course-related talk from the Electoral Reform Society. This informative session helped students to understand the work of the society, the advantages and disadvantages of different voting systems, and debates surrounding reform of the current system used for UK Elections. Both events promoted ‘Youth Voice’ and a deeper understanding of democracy.