Student's questions for MP


SCARBOROUGH MP Robert Goodwill was faced with a different kind of Question Time when he visited a school in the town.

Mr Goodwill was invited to St Augustine's School by Year Ten student Bahar Zand who interviewed the Conservative MP as part of her studies toward a Certificate of Personal Effectiveness.

The qualification aims to give students a sense of the real world and focuses on practical issues relevant to their future.

Angela Cooke, an advanced teaching assistant at the school, said Mr Goodwill's visit had been a real success.

She said: ""It was a requirement of the course that Bahar had to contact a local MP or trade union member and she wrote a letter to Mr Goodwill to set up the meeting and organised everything herself.

""The day was important in helping Bahar work towards her qualification and she asked a number of questions about what it is like being an MP, their role within the government, and whether they have another job outside of Parliament. It was certainly an enlightening experience for her, she did very well during the interview and will now write a report on the day which will go towards her final mark.""

Scarborough Evening News