Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire, Alberto Costa visited Brockington College in Enderby for a question and answer session on ‘all things politics’ with pupils from Years 9, 10 and 11.
Alberto was making his return to Brockington following a successful question and answer session with pupils last year. He was quizzed by pupils across the year groups on a wide range of matters from equal marriage to NHS funding and relations with China.
Alberto said, “It was a great pleasure to return to Brockington College again this week, in what is becoming something of an annual Q & A on all things politics with Brockington pupils. I was very impressed with the wide range of thought provoking questions from pupils today; it’s a real testament to the tremendous teaching staff at the College that their pupils are so well informed and aware of the issues, it’s very good to hear”.
Chris Southall, Brockington Principle added, “Students were eager in anticipation for Alberto Costa’s visit this week, and the sessions were a resounding success. The opportunity to speak with an MP of Mr Costa’s calibre was invaluable to the students involved and for some, was their first real taste of politics in action. It was truly fantastic to welcome Alberto back to the College to enthuse and inspire the students, particularly in preparation for our visit to the Houses of Parliament in the spring”.
Alberto concluded, “I would like to thank Brockington’s excellent Head Teacher, Mr Southall, and teaching staff for their kind invitation to visit and speak to pupils again this week. I very much look forward to returning the favour and seeing the College’s pupils and staff again when they visit Parliament in the New Year”.
Picture above shows Alberto alongside pupils from Brockington Colleage in front of the College's Remembrance Day display created by fellow students.