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Democracy in Action

06/12/19

Democracy in action

The Sittingbourne School Election Hustings 2019

Our students enjoyed an exciting opportunity to partake in a TV-style election debate between Conservative MP, Gordon Henderson and Labour Councillor, Clive Johnson.  The debate took place in the community theatre on 5 December, just in time to get some first-hand understanding of the political landscape before the big election on the 12th.   The Swale candidates were put under pressure from the students who asked probing questions on the parties’ manifestos and how both would address issues important to them, such as climate change and Brexit.  The event was compered by Swale Academies Trust CEO, Jon Whitcombe, who commented on the exemplary manner in which our students are engaging with politics and expressing their thoughts and ideas on the future of the country.

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