Sixth Form Politics students at saltash.net community school had the opportunity last week to discuss Politics with a leading activist from the Green Party.
Roger Creagh-Osborne, a former Parish Council Chair and candidate for District Council, Unitary Council, MP and MEP, met with both year 12 and year 13 students. He spoke about the beliefs and ideas of the Green Party and also about the wider ecology and environment movement. Roger then took questions on topics as diverse as motorway speed limits, eco-terrorism and immigration.
Year 13 student Lily Blake said, “It was really interesting to get an alternative point of view. It sometimes feels like most politicians have quite similar ideas but this was looking at the world very differently.”
Head of Politics, Adam Killeya, who organised the visit, commented, “Our last speaker was a UKIP MEP and the students specifically requested a contrast – they appreciate the value of getting a variety of different ideas and views, and not just those that you agree with.”
Politics and History teacher Emma Metters added, “Roger engaged brilliantly with the students – he didn’t shy away from any questions and presented them with several interesting and challenging ideas.”