October 1st, 2016

Bromsgrove School students had their say on EU before the nation decided

Bromsgrove School students had their say on EU before the nation decided Bromsgrove School students had their say on EU before the nation decided
Updated: 4:26 pm, Jun 24, 2016

PUPILS at Bromsgrove School hosted the final of their EU referendum research project where four teams of sixth-formers presented ideas on what should be done.

The teams faced questions from the audience and the expert panel, comprising Mr Clague (Headmaster and former Geography teacher), Dr Ryan Murphy (senior lecturer in Law, Aston University), and Mrs Noon (committee member of the charity Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer).

Using innovative technology, the audience was able to anonymously vote on the presentations, submit questions for the teams and participate in numerous polls.

The opening poll had the audience at 73 per cent voting remain and 27 per cent voting to leave, however after the presentations, the poll showed 34 per cent intended to remain, 60 percent intended to leave, and six per cent were unsure or abstaining.

The panel awarded the winning prize to Olivia Bond and Edward Drayson who presented compelling arguments that included the introduction of compulsory voting, the removal of Trident, and the intention to dominate the global fuel market with fracking.

The session was attended by both current and former pupils, staff and pupils.

Teacher Dr. Dawn Rimmer said the students impressed the panel and audience alike with their tenacity, self-discipline and intellectual rigour.

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