We were delighted to welcome Gillian Keegan, the MP for Chichester, to our school recently. Mrs Keegan spent some time talking to Freya Jones and Ethan Storey, who are the Year 11 student council members, about life at the school, before joining a Sixth Form A Level Economics lesson.
The Sixth Formers had the opportunity to ask some far reaching questions ranging from the Universal Credit system, Brexit, VAT and child poverty. The students were interested to know what issues should be being addressed and Mrs Keegan said that two burning issues were housing and mental health.
Head Teacher Austen Hindman said, "We have been very lucky at Bishop Luffa School to have had two recent opportunities for our students to talk directly with politicians who are involved in the Brexit debate.
"The first was ‘Any Questions?’, which was broadcast live from our school before Christmas, and now we have had our local MP come into lessons and give a first-hand account of events in Parliament. By being so open and honest, Mrs Keegan has helped to engage our students in the political process. We are very grateful that she gave up her time to come and visit the school."