Jim McMahon MP Visit
Jim McMahon MP visited Newman College today to meet the Student Council and Debate Mate group. The pupils invited Mr McMahon following a trip to Westminster. The set was designed in the style of BBC’s Question Time to allow pupils to ask Mr McMahon a range of topical questions. The students had their questions ready on topics ranging from “What made you decide to become an MP?” to “How did the outcome of the American election make you feel?”.
Mr McGhee, Headteacher, sat in the chair and ensured that all pupils were able to pose their particular questions. Jim McMahon was animated and spoke in detail in response to all questions. The pupils were delighted with his honesty and openness. One pupil stated “It was great to be able to ask a real MP how they see their role in politics and it has made me even more interested in current affairs”.
Mr McGhee added “I am immensely proud of the way the pupils conducted themselves and it is inspiring to see young people truly interested in local, national and international issues. I am very grateful to Jim McMahon for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit us and I am certain that the pupils have had a memorable experience which will inspire them to play their role as citizens of Oldham”.
A few photos of the visit can be found below