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Youngsters to Engage in Political Debate

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Young people interested in politics are being invited to take part in a ‘Your Questions’ debate hosted by Haybridge High School and Sixth Form in Hagley this Friday.

Designed to encourage young people into politics, the debate will give both students and people from the region an opportunity to engage in discussions about the issues affecting our society.

A high profile panel of guests will join the event, held on Friday 12th July at 7pm.

Panellists include the University of Worcester’s Vice Chancellor, Professor David Green, former Home Secretary, The Right Honourable Jacqui Smith, Councillor Liz Eyre of Worcestershire’s Children’s Services, Councillor Rachel Jenkins of Clent Hills, and Sajid Javid MP of Bromsgrove Conservative Party.

Speaking about the forthcoming event, Professor David Green, University of Worcester Vice Chancellor, said: "I am delighted to be taking part in this event. The more we can get young people involved in informed discussion, the deeper will be the benefits of a strong, vibrant democracy. All sections of society need to be involved in shaping the future of the country – and it is particularly important that our young people are fully engaged. I very much welcome this imaginative initiative by Haybridge High.”

Event organiser, Michael Conroy Harris, Community Projects Coordinator at Haybridge High School and Sixth Form, said: “Schools have to play their part in igniting enthusiasm amongst their young people about what’s happening in the world. When you are able to host an event like this, in a great venue like Haybridge, with participation from students, families and the local community, it makes you optimistic about what can be achieved.”

For ticket information on the event please visit www.haybridge.worcs.sch.uk. Proceeds from the tickets will go the Birmingham Teenage Cancer Trust.