Voting goes back to the classroom

Out for the count: Runshaw College student Jaymin Patel, 17, and Priory student Kirsty Winn, 13
Out for the count: Runshaw College student Jaymin Patel, 17, and Priory student Kirsty Winn, 13

South Ribble teenagers put councillors through their paces at a political ‘speed dating’ event.

Students from Priory Sports and Technology College got the chance to grill South Ribble councillors.

Workshops were also held during the day to highlight how politics affects our everyday lives, with the year nine pupils given a chance to have their say.

The final session of the day saw politics students from Runshaw College take the roles of the main political parties and gave rousing speeches in an attempt to win the teenagers’ votes.

The event culminated in an election where pupils were given an opportunity to cast their vote.

The democracy day was designed to improve awareness of the democratic process.