One of our second year students, Elise, has recently turned 18 and has created the opportunity to raise awareness, by providing an event for students to gain a more informative understanding of our current political situation before their first time voting.
Elise Murphy, former South Axholme Academy student, organised this for Year 11 students whilst she was at school. Her peers encouraged her to continue the event at college to provide young people with a voice but in addition, more information on making their own choices to vote for the first time.
3 local constituents have been invited, with responses from different parties to provide a fair and balanced take , including Brigg & Goole, Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe districts to give a fair representation of where our students come from.
The Leggott Husting Debate will be on Wednesday, 4th December 12:00 – 13:30, in the Core at college for our students. Students will be excused from lessons, where teachers have granted permission to attend the event. There will be an opportunity for students to voice their questions and gain a further insight in to different political parties. The event will have a mock ballot so students know what to expect.
“As a college we would like all students to be encouraged to vote once they reach the age of 18. We thought it would be a good idea to provide a clearer idea about voting and politics straight from the politicians themselves to ensure there are no bias reflective on other students and they have the ability to make their own minds up.” Elise Murphy.