Laura Farris MP Visits St Gabriel's
Our Sixth Form politics students enjoyed welcoming Laura Farris MP to St Gabriel’s on Friday (8 October).
Our local MP, Laura Farris, came to the school on Friday and was asked some questions about the workings of our political system and local issues in Newbury/West Berkshire. All questions were given by pupils across the school and were selected randomly by our politics students, Lily and Emily.
It was enlightening to understand the details of political processes such as how to become an MP and how laws are written and passed in Parliament. We also learnt about Laura’s personal political journey. Laura sits on the Home Affairs and Justice select committees.
Key issues in Newbury and West Berkshire were raised such as recycling, homelessness and disability access. Laura keenly answered all questions put to her and commended our pupils on the quality of questions asked.
The final discussion topic centred on how to ensure the safety of women and girls in the aftermath of the murder of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa. Laura was incredibly passionate about this issue and highlighted her participation in discussion panels seeking to end violence against women and girls.
We would like to thank Laura Farris MP for coming on Friday and sharing your experience with our engaged and aware politics students. This event ties in with Year 12 and Year 13 pupils visiting Parliament on Monday (11 October).
The recording of this event will be shared to the rest of the school shortly to allow everyone pupil to benefit from this great opportunity.
- Written by Emily Jennings