Leanne Discusses Politics with Local School Pupils

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Rhondda AM Leanne Wood has visited a local school to talk politics and answer questions from pupils.

The Plaid Cymru Leader went to Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg to take part in a questions and answer session with sixth form students. Also included in the session were pupils from Cilfynydd Primary school who are regular visitors to the school.

During the session, Leanne answered questions on issues such as the Welsh economy, Brexit, and self-determination for Wales. Afterwards, the sixth students got the chance to express their views on a wide number of issues on a ballot paper, before posting the completed forms in a ballot box.

Afterwards she said: “The pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg were impressive. Their depth of knowledge about political matters shone through in the questions they were asking and the opinions they were expressing.

“It also gives me with hope to see the next generation of pupils being engaged so well engaged in current affairs. This also applies to the young pupils from Cilfynydd Primary who were excellent. It was a great session and I hope the pupils got as much out of it as I did.”

Leanne added: “I began visiting schools after the vote to leave the EU referendum to gauge opinion as the voice of young people was absent from the whole debate. I wanted to see what young people felt about leaving the EU.

“While these sessions often go onto other topics, it is clear that young people feel strongly about Brexit and they appeared to enjoy having the opportunity to express their views. Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg was no exception to this.”

 


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