A transatlantic political discussion by Skype

A transatlantic political discussion by Skype

Photograph of Politics students at Darrick Wood School Skype with the USA.
Politics students at Darrick Wood School Skype with the USA.
Photograph of Politics students in the USA Skype with Politics students at Darrick Wood School.
Politics students in the USA Skype with Politics students at Darrick Wood School.

On Thursday, April 14th, Year 13 Government and Politics groups were engaged in a political discussion with a group of US high school students from Kenston High School in Ohio. The American students answered a whole range of question from our sixth formers who study US Government and Politics as part of their A level studies and posed some of their own. This was jointly organised by Mr Cozens and Mrs Buchanan for Darrick Wood School and Mrs Smith, a Politics teacher at Kenston High. It was fascinating discussion. Issues raised included the relative merits of the current presidential candidates, the issue of money in politics, social issues and US constitutional arrangements and much more besides. The US students were surprisingly well informed about developments on this side of the Atlantic and were interested in different aspects of our political life including the EU referendum and how the House of Lords can be justified as a political institution as well as wanting to discuss UKIP and Jeremy Corbyn. We hope to repeat this event next year and see how we can further develop links between the Politics departments at our two schools. Meanwhile a Politics Club run by Sixth Formers has been set up and runs every week in HU11; everyone with in an interest in politics is very welcome.

 

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