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Sarah Sands discusses election trends at Westminster Academy

11 March 2015

Sarah Sands, editor of the Evening Standard, speaks to students at Westminster Academy

Westminster Academy were delighted to welcome Sarah Sands, editor of the Evening Standard newspaper, to speak to 60 year 12 students about the elections. Referring to the fragmentation of politics, Sarah told the students that the difference made by voting could never have been greater. “At present, there are 20 marginal constituencies in London alone.” […]

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Oliver Duff talks to students at Orleans Park School about why voting matters

5 March 2015

Oliver Duff with students from Orleans Park

As part of the national Election Special talk series, Orleans Park School hosted the i paper Editor Oliver Duff for their first Speakers for Schools talk. Oliver began by pointing out that as a student, 45 minutes from Orleans Park, he was no different from those in the audience. He never dreamt that one day […]

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Leading figures talk to the next generation about their hopes for the upcoming election and beyond

5 March 2015

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson speaking to students in Redcar

Our Election Special talk series #S4SNextGen is in full swing now, following our launch with a live-streamed panel debate on Monday. This week has seen a number of fantastic leading figures visiting schools from Cornwall to Glasgow to talk to students about why voting is important and discussing the ‘Next generation manifesto‘ – the result […]

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Speakers for Schools today launched Election Talk Series with Live Debate

1 March 2015

Live debate panelists Rick Edwards, Brie Rogers Lowery, Elizabeth Linder, John Pienaar and Harry Lambert.

Speakers for Schools has launched a two-week campaign (#S4SNextGen) to engage young people in politics and democracy – with over 30 of the UK’s leading public figures delivering inspirational talks on the subject of ‘Why I Vote’ in state schools across the country. To launch this campaign and discuss some of the points of this […]

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Press Release: Next Generation of Voters Demand Overhaul of ‘Outdated and Old-Fashioned’ Politics with Online Voting and Interactive PMQs

1 March 2015

Technology is needed to modernise UK political system say 16-18 year olds in new research Young people calling for greater interaction with MPs in ‘Next Generation Manifesto’ but split on whether the voting age should be lowered Research marks the launch of the charity Speakers for Schools’ campaign with David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed […]

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