‘Evening with your MP’ success
The Lodge played host to a very successful ‘Evening with your MP’ event yesterday, which offered young people a real insight into the world of local politics.
Leading Link would like to thank Ian Lavery MP for agreeing to the Q&A session and to the young people who attended – they were incredibly attentive and posed a number of well-structured and researched questions, which were answered by Mr Lavery with honesty, humour and integrity.
We would also like to extend our thanks to the staff of St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy for their support at the event and the Bedlington Neighbourhood Policing Team for helping to ensure that the school-based session ran smoothly.
We also appreciate the guidance over the last week of the BBC News School Report team, who continue to support our schools and their students in what we believe is an integral project in helping young people to engage with news making and current affairs.
Finally, the team would like to express its immense gratitude to Keith Newman from Highlights PR for his incredible support over the last week in donating his time and expertise in what has been a very challenging period for the charity.
You can see an insightful report of the ‘Evening with your MP’ event from our young School Reporters on BBC News School Report day on Thursday 19th March.