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Gorleston students given insight into political life

PUBLISHED: 08:29 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:29 20 November 2017

Ormiston Venture pupils visit Westminster

Ormiston Venture pupils visit Westminster

Ormsiton Venture

Students from Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston, have recently been given a vital insight into the world of politics.

They attended a Labour Party event in Great Yarmouth where they met Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.; then the general election hustings in Belton. Students also had the opportunity to visit Parliament through an invitation extended by Conservative MP Brandon Lewis, following the academy’s performance in the Great Yarmouth Schools Debate competition.

The academy was one of the first 20 schools in the country to be given the Discovering Democracy Award by the British Youth Council due to the weekly debate sessions around current affairs, mock referendums, student elections, and the democratic nature of the student voice body, The Union of Venture Students.

Head girl Tyler Munro said: “It was fascinating to watch leading politicians like Jeremy Corbyn interact with the public around their concerns, and to experience visiting the Palace of Westminster.”

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