Local MP holds Zoom for Students

Julie Marson MP

Date published: Thu 11 Feb 2021   Author: HLH   Category: General   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

Our local MP, Julie Marson, on Friday, held a Zoom session for Sixthform politics students, hosted by the College,  from TBSHS and other Schools across Bishop's Stortford.

Julie, who last addressed TBSHS sixthformers in a citizenship lesson during the autumn term, held an open invitation meeting for all sixthformers and Politics students across the town. Describing in detail how Parliament works, how legislation works and how voting in Parliament works, she took the students through her everyday work life, before answering questions.

115 students attended with around 30 from TBSHS.

The questions covered were wide ranging and included Free School Meals, How to become an MP, Brexit, Lockdown and many other topics.

Subject Leader for Politics, Mr Ross Conquest commented “It was a real privilege for the students and school to be invited to Julie’s Zoom session. She offered a great insight into the workings of Parliament and its relationship with the government; particularly on the workings of a range of important committees that hold the government to account and the work of Parliamentary Private Secretaries.

It was a great opportunity for Year 13 students to revise some of their previous learning on the role of Parliament and Julie was able to provide some excellent up-to-date examples on the role of the Speaker and how the party-whipping system has been affected by the pandemic. Further, the session was an informative introduction for Year 12 students, who have just started to study the different branches of government in the UK.

A huge thanks must go to Julie and her team, who also stayed behind to answer a range of different questions from the students – all were appreciative of the chance to connect with their local MP and learn from their representative in Parliament.”