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Boys Talk Politics With Councillor Linda Thomas

Monday, 01 February 2016

Councillor Linda Thomas visited Bolton School to talk to pupils as part of the Politics Triad.

She delivered an interesting and thought-provoking talk to the boys, covering various topics. These included why she became a councillor, her specific job description, and particular projects with which she has been involved.

Councillor Thomas then proceeded with a question and answer session, in which the boys challenged her on issues as wide ranging as the future of Bolton town centre to tackling extremism. In all cases she offered specific answers and said that Bolton was meeting the challenges head on. All in all, the boys gained an excellent knowledge of how local politics works and what they need to do if they would like to pursue a career in the political arena.

The Politics Triad was one of several options offered to the boys as part of Triads: an element of the SPACE Programme which takes place at the start of the Spring Term and allows boys choose their own activity from a selection. SPACE Programme sessions are part of the Boys’ Division timetable, taking place every other Monday afternoon throughout the year, and are designed to give pupils the opportunity to experience a range of enrichment activities outside of the normal curriculum.

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Councillor Thomas with some of the boys who enjoyed her talk

Councillor Thomas with some of the boys who enjoyed her talk