British values debated at Broadgreen International School

A junior Question Time-style debate was held at Broadgreen International School today as part of a programme of events for Year 7 pupils to “promote fundamental British values”.

A panel of  guests including MP Luciana Berger, Human Rights lawyer Dominic McGoldrick and Cllr Nick Small faced a number of questions from pupils on a wide range of topics including immigration and crime and punishment.

They were also quizzed on whether Britain should leave the EU, how Liverpool will look in five years’ time and should voting be compulsory or the age at which you can vote be lowered to 16.

Earlier in the day, pupils had taken part in a variety of workshops related to the values of democracy, rules of law, mutual respect, individual liberty and tolerance with interactive sessions facilitated by a number of organisations including the Red Cross, Refugee Action and Merseyside Police

Teacher Mark Golding who helped organise the event, said: “It has been a wonderful day and the students have really engaged with the British values theme. As well as asking the panel some fantastic questions, they have learnt a great deal too throughout the day.

“I am very very proud of them for how they have represented both themselves and the school.”

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