Students and staff at Treviglas extended a warm ‘Treviglas welcome’ to The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the college on Thursday 5th March as part of the Speakers 4 Schools election programme. Mr Clegg was greeted on arrival by year 7 students Leonie Penick and Rob Osborne, and Head Students Harrison Pursall and Hannah Woodhouse.
Mr Clegg was then led to the college library where the World Book Week celebrations were in full flow.Mr Bunney, Teacher of History, introduced Mr Clegg and chaired the debate. Mr Clegg opened the floor to wide-ranging and challenging questions from our Student Council, post 16 and year 10 history students.
Mr Clegg was then interviewed by Leah Johnston (year 8), Cameron Stackhouse (year 8), Shakira Richards (year 7) and Alex Hirt (year 8) as part of the BBC School Report programme. Shakira raised eyebrows and a few laughs, including from the Deputy Prime Minister himself, when she challenged him about not wearing a tie! Shakira said “it was very funny and I made him laugh!”.
Mrs Ross, Headteacher said: “We were delighted to welcome The Deputy Prime Minister, for the second time, and the BBC School Report team to Treviglas. I am especially proud of the students today and once again they shone and showed Treviglas at its very best!”
This visit was part of the comprehensive programme at Treviglas preparing students to be as engaged as possible in the forthcoming election and to understand and participate in the democratic process.