Students brush up on politics

Thursday, 19 October 2017

IMG_7316Seevic College arranged for its Creative Media students to take a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament this week to help engage with a current film project.

As part of a brief for the ‘Democracy’ NAMSS (National Association for Managers of Student Services) film competition, students at the college, based in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, are working in small production groups to produce a 3-minute video representing a young person’s view as to why voting is important.

To assist with their research and planning, the college also organised a meeting in one of the committee rooms with Rebecca Harris MP whilst on the trip.

The students asked Rebecca a variety of questions including her opinion on Brexit, how she got involved in politics, whether the voting age should be lowered and if she thought there was a correlation between age and voting preference.

Student Jacob Leman-Scott, 18 from Westcliff, said: “It was an interesting experience and gave me a good insight into politics, helping with my research for this project.”

Toby Mountain, Teacher of Film and Media at the college, added: “This trip, and having the chance to engage in discussion with Rebecca, helped the competition project come to life.”

To discover more about the opportunities at Seevic, visit seevic-college.ac.uk.

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