the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
Students Join Democracy Debate
13 December 2013
On Friday 22 November, a group of Year 12 and 13 students had the exciting opportunity to take part in Birmingham Rotary Club's annual Democracy Forum.
This prestigious event, which is held in the historic City of Birmingham Council Chamber, provides young people with the chance to meet prominent politicians and to engage them in discussion and debate about contemporary political issues. Schools from across the Birmingham region were represented and following an opening address from the city's Lord Mayor, students were invited to submit their questions to a panel of politicians in a Question Time format.
Among the panellists was Khalid Mahmood, the Labour MP for Perry Barr and Robert Alden, a local City Councillor for Erdington. EHS students submitted some creative and thought-provoking questions and responded enthusiastically to the opportunity to share their views with their peers.
The girls really enjoyed being at the cutting edge of political debate and voicing their opinions on a wide variety of issues, ranging from the local economy to the accountability of Members of Parliament.
Head of History