Lord Touhig talks politics with Oakdale pupils

Lord Touhig talks politics with Oakdale pupils

Rt Hon Lord Don Touhig visits Year 10 pupils at Oakdale Comprehensive. Lord Don Touhig speaking to Year 10 pupils about his life in politics. (4789789)

Rt Hon Lord Don Touhig visits Year 10 pupils at Oakdale Comprehensive. Lord Don Touhig speaking to Year 10 pupils about his life in politics. (4789835)

Rt Hon Lord Don Touhig visits Year 10 pupils at Oakdale Comprehensive. Lord Don Touhig speaking to Year 10 pupils about his life in politics. (4789854)

First published in Gwent news

LORD Don Touhig visited Oakdale Comprehensive School on Friday as part of a bid to get pupils talking about politics.

Fifty four pupils from Year 10 at the school in Blackwood were involved in a question and answer session with the House of Lords member as part of the Peers in Schools Outreach Programme. Lord Touhig was a MP for Islwyn from 1995 to 2010 before he was made a life peer.

Anne Sambrook, a personal social and education co-ordinator at the school, said: “It was brilliant, Lord Touhig was very intuitive with the children.

He spoke with them so eloquently about his position in the House of Lords. The pupils really enjoyed it, I was really impressed with their level of engagement.

“Lord Touhig said that they were some of the best question he has had in the last 20 years.”

She added: “It’s all to do will raising awareness of politics. We had some very positive feedback from the pupils.

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