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The Downs School & Sixth Form holds Mock General Election in Compton





A Compton school held its own mock General Election before yesterday’s landslide Labour win.

Earlier this week, students at The Downs School & Sixth Form enjoyed a lively lunchtime debate.

Lively sixth formers viewing the debate
Lively sixth formers viewing the debate

Taking part were Jacob (Labour), Will (Reform), Nathan (Conservatives), Sam (Lib Dems) and Tommy (Green).

“Each of the five candidates did their party and the school proud as they spoke passionately on a range of topics,” said Mr Bartlett, who hosted the discussion.

Mr Bartlett mediates questions for the panelists
Mr Bartlett mediates questions for the panelists

Issues raised included how to tackle the climate crisis, save the NHS, improve education, plus potential policies by each party towards immigration and taxation.

Candidates also explained how their party would serve those with neurodiversity and promoted their party leader as a suitable candidate for the country’s top job, supporting their answers with well-selected data and relevant examples.

“Our student leadership team acted as deft and able, fielding robust questions and managing the crowd well,” added Mr Bartlett.

Debating is a skill the school encourages on a daily basis.



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