North Walsham

College Question Time event a success

Just Regional
Mar 3, 2014 2 mins read

The annual Paston Sixth Form College Question Time took place in the theatre on 28th February 2014,  during a specially extended lunchtime. Over 250 students and staff took part in the event.

The distinguished  panel was chaired by event organiser Joan Cherry and was made up of Norman Lamb, MP, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Liberal Democratic MP for North Norfolk,  Rhodri Oliver ,Conservative member and Deputy Leader of North Norfolk District Council for Sheringham South Ward ,  Dr Ian Gibson who was Dean of Biological Sciences at UEA and an ex Labour MP for Norwich North and then went on to become Chairman of the Science and Technology Select Committee,  Dr Richard McGuire Senior Lecturer in Public History at UEA and Andrew Boswell  from the Green Party.

The real stars of the event were the students who posed a number of very challenging questions to the panel. The debates main focus was on the question “What’s next for Norfolk?” A range of very topical local questions were linked to national and world issues. Topics included local transport subsidies, health spending, welfare reform, and taxation and immigration policy.

The panel had to work very hard and enjoyed responding to some very intelligent and thoughtful questions.

Kevin Grieve commented “this type of event shows Paston Sixth Form College and its students and staff at their very best. It was a very impressive event – well done to all those involved and a massive thank you to all our guests for supporting the College”.

MP Norman Lamb addresses the students

MP Norman Lamb addresses the students

 

More of what's happening in North Walsham