Friday 4TH March saw Year 13 and 14 Politics students enjoy a visit from local Member of Parliament, Jim Shannon. Mr Shannon spent time talking to students about their interests and plans for life after school before giving a comprehensive overview of his political career from his time on Ards Borough Council to the Northern Ireland Assembly and finally to Westminster where he currently sits as MP from the Strangford constituency.
Following the overview, Mr Shannon then answered a wide range of questions which had been prepared by both Politics classes. These questions addressed topical issues, such as his stance on the UK’s membership of the European Union, to matters concerning his role at constituency level.
Mr Shannon’s visit is a further example of Politics being made relevant to those who study it in Regent House. Last month, Year 13 students visited Stormont to learn about the workings of the Northern Ireland Assembly meanwhile earlier in the year, Politics students visited Queen’s University to attend lectures by eminent academics on topics which were relevant to the “A” level course.
The Year 13 and 14 Politics classes wish to thank Mr Shannon for his time.