Meeting the Deputy Prime Minister

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Today Hertswood's Year 13 Government & Politics students had the incredible opportunity to meet with Deputy Prime Minister and MP for Hertsmere, Oliver Dowden.

After a tour of the new school buildings, which Mr Dowden also visited during construction, he sat with the group of politically minded students to take questions, along with ward County Councillor, Morris Bright, and ward Borough Councillor, Natalie Susman.

Mr Dowden told the students of his career journey to his current position, as well as his recent experiences, including deputising for the Prime Minister at Prime Minister's Question Time, and addressing the United Nations General Assembly just two weeks ago in New York.

Topics raised by the A Level students ranged from the conflict in Kosovo, support for Ukrainian refugees, plans for compulsory English and maths education until 18, and local issues including knife crime and youth groups.

We thank Mr Dowden for once again visiting the Academy and its students, and we hope to see him again in the near future.