Clevedon School Students Host Political Hustings
Award winning Clevedon School students hosted a first ever political hustings from local action group Climate Emergency Clevedon, who are campaigning for action on preventing climate change
The event was held in association with Clevedon School and Sustainable Clevedon, and expertly chaired by UK award-winning debating students Ruby May-Hawkins and Rory McGuigan.
They gave the opportunity for all members of the community to put their questions to candidates standing in the forthcoming local elections.
Representatives from the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Labour and Independent parties were in attendance fielding questions and comments from the 100 strong audience.
English teacher Chris Campbell, who organises the Debating Society at Clevedon School, said: 'We are delighted to have the opportunity to debate climate change. Education is key to helping solve this issue and as such schools have a vital role to play.”
Climate Emergency Clevedon spokesperson, Chris Boddington reacting after the event said: “The Climate Emergency we are facing is equal to the challenge this country faced in 1939.
“If our civilisation is to survive, we need politicians who understand this - and who can show the necessary leadership.”
Climate Emergency Clevedon meet on the fourth Monday of the month at the Friends' Meeting House at, 15 Albert Rd.