Search

Havering students set to grill political and community activists

16:00 07 November 2012

Peter Tatchell. Picture Press Association/Johnny Green

Peter Tatchell. Picture Press Association/Johnny Green

PA Archive/Press Association Images

A group of Havering students will get to grill a panel of special guests – including high profile political activists - next week.

The event is a student question time session being run by Havering Council in partnership with Havering College of Further and Higher Education, as part of their local democracy work with young people.

Around 150 pupils from the borough’s secondary schools and colleges will attend and debate local, national and international issues with a panel drawn from the worlds of politics and TV.

This year’s panellists include: human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell; chairman of pro-EU campaign group the European Movement Petros Fassoulas; chief executive of Havering Association of Voluntary & Community Organisations (Havco), Kim Guest; and 2010 Conservative candidate for Barking, Simon Marcus.

Chairing the event will be veteran BBC Panorama journalist Richard Lindley.

The event is cross-curricular, meaning students from many different subject areas are involved in producing and planning the sessions.

College students will be building the set, filming the event and doing design work.

Havering Asks 2012 will take place on Thursday next week, at the college’s campus in Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch.

Council leader, Cllr Michael White, said: “Havering Asks 2012 is an excellent way for our local young people to meet leading people from the fields of politics, TV and human rights, and ask them questions about issues which are relevant to their everyday lives.”

Havering College principal, Maria Thompson, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the council to stage a second Havering Asks debate.

“The event will give our students and other young people in the borough the opportunity to question politicians and celebrities on the issues which matter to them.

She added: “It will be a fantastic insight into the television industry for our media students, who will be filming the debate as if it were a live broadcast.

“Last year’s film resulted in a BBC prize and the students are aiming to build on this success with another professional level production.”

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 18:20
Goodmayes station

There are severe delays on services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield after an incident at Goodmayes station.

Yesterday, 17:30
A memorial plaque to murdered Pc George Gutteridge was unveiled at the St Mary the Virgin Church, Stapleford Abbotts, on Saturday.

A long-awaited memorial plaque to a Pc murdered in the line of duty 89 years ago today was finally unveiled this weekend.

Yesterday, 17:01
A general view of Basildon Crown Court in Basildon, Essex.

A 95-year-old resident was just one of 38 victims who had property stolen by a husband and wife who targeted elderly peoples’ homes.

Yesterday, 16:33
Mike Hough during his X Factor audition. Picture: Syco/Thames/Dymond.

X Factor contestant Mike Hough vows that it is not the end of his career after he was kicked out of the competition at the weekend.

Yesterday, 14:00
Havering College

Havering College is exploring options to merge with Barking and Dagenham college.

Yesterday, 12:57
Mayor Cllr Philippa Crowder with the charity walkers

Residents raised hundreds of pounds for charity after organising a walk around their estate’s green.

Yesterday, 10:29
Ricky Hayden (Picture: Kosho Bar)

A teenager has appeared in court over the death of doorman Ricky Hayden, who was attacked and killed outside his home.

Yesterday, 07:00
 Family from Collier Row, wins court case with the council.
Mum Angela Treadway, with Charlie and Conner.

A family has ended an eight-year “nightmare” housing saga with the council after receiving a five-figure sum from insurers.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now