Talking to Students about the EU Referendum Result – Special Event Thursday 30th June
24 June 2016
See this event now that it’s happened, here: https://goo.gl/07QY2J
Now that the results of the referendum are known, its so important that our students have the opportunity to learn about the results and where the UK goes from here. On the 30th June, Speakers for Schools in partnership with TES will be hosting an exclusive Post-EU Referendum ‘Question Time’, chaired by ITV’s Robert Peston, for state schools and their students across the country to tune into. Hosted in a school with questions from the floor and social media, it will be a chance for your students to hear directly from and put their questions to high-profile figures (on both sides of the debate!) for their unique insights on the Referendum results and what it means for their future.
Tune-in at 11AM-12PM 30th June
This will be shown live at www.speakers4schools.org/eu so please bookmark this page so your class can tune in at 11am, Thursday 30th June as we stream a very special panel discussion live discussing the results of the EU referendum. The event will feature a stellar panel including:
- Owen Jones, columnist, author, commentator and political activist from a democratic socialist perspective;
- Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, international lawyer and founder and chair of Inspiring Girls International;
- Kwasi Kwarteng, Conservative MP and historian;
- Dreda Mitchell, novelist, broadcaster, journalist, freelance education consultant and former deputy head.
>>Students can submit questions in advance and on the day using: #S4SNextGen #EUWhatNow What do your students think about the outcome? What are they concerned about? How would they have voted?
>>Who should watch? The referendum will effect all young people, however this talk is especially good for 14-18 yr olds in our state secondary schools and colleges with students that have interest in social studies, politics, business, history, geography and those students that have yet to be able to be included in the national conversation on the EU.
More about our EU Talk Series & Campaign
This event is a special part of our nation-wide campaign ‘The EU Referendum: What Now?’, giving students a chance to hear directly from and put their questions to expert, VIP speakers about the outcome of the vote. Each year Speakers for Schools runs a national talk series in state schools on a topic important to both young people and our speakers. Very much in line with the charity’s ethos we will be sending key figures and experts into state schools for special debriefs to students following this historic vote, regardless of the outcome. It will be a series of talks from our speakers in schools across the UK, with experts addressing ‘What Now?’ in the days and weeks following the vote.