Thursday 8th July 2010 by C. Freeman
A group of students met MP David Miliband during his recent visit to Corby. Mr Miliband, who is hoping to become the next leader of the Labour Party, gave a talk to supporters at the Labour Club and students from Brooke Weston and Kingswood schools were invited along.
A total of ten Brooke Weston students went and Sam Ford from Year 7 and Harpreet Bhelley and Tom Hoier, both from Year 12, all asked questions on free swimming, medical training and Afghanistan respectively.
Harpreet said: 'It was strange to go see him, as he seemed like a normal person until you thought he might be the future Prime Minister. I did ask him a question about the cut in university places and employing doctors from abroad rather than training more from the UK, but he seemed to answer it fairly. It was really great to see that the party members there were pleased to see us and happy to tell us more about why they'd joined the Labour Party and their views on the current government.'
The students were accompanied by Mr Sean Cowley who said: 'They asked intelligent questions. The students were brilliantly behaved and were a credit to themselves and the school. It was interesting listening to a public figure speaking face to face and being given questions from the floor as opposed to delivering a speech.'