12 October 2015

Image of Sky News actively seek BSFC Students’ Views

Students, Jess Hornby and Rachel Jack, were given the opportunity to express their views live on air last week during David Cameron’s Tory Party speech. The two students, both of whom study Government & Politics at the College, were invited to West Kirby Sailing Club to take part in the “Gogglebox style” news report on Sky News.

Jess and Rachel were amongst other representatives of the local community including Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council, an NHS Trade Unionist, the Owner of West Kirby Sailing Club and a local business man, to debate their individual views on David Cameron’s speech live, as it was being aired.

After the speech, Jess and Rachel were interviewed by a Sky News reporter, with both students giving a confident and thought-provoking response.

Both Jess and Rachel expressed how much they enjoyed taking part in the live debate and the Sky News production team were so impressed they were told they may be invited back to feature on more panels in the future.

Jess who joined the College from Woodchurch High School and is currently a member of the Labour Party, held particularly strong views on David Cameron’s reference to the Tory party as “the party of the working people.” She challenged this in her interview on camera pointing out the rise in many families’ reliance of foodbanks. Jess also studies History and Psychology at the College and would like to study History and Politics at University after completing her studies.

Rachel, who joined the College from the Joseph Paxton Campus and also studies Mathematics and Media Studies alongside Government & Politics said, “It was a great experience to take part in the live debate and will look great on my UCAS application for University.” Rachel, a Green Party member, would like to continue her studies in Politics and credits the Sixth Form College for sparking her interest, adding, “I never really had the opportunity to study Politics before joining the College so I’ve found it really interesting to explore during my time here. I definitely want to continue my studies in this area in the future and see where it leads me!”

G&P Students on Sky News Live Debate

Tags: Wirral A Level Government & Politics

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