Local MP Visits Tavistock College
By VAllen2012 | Friday, February 08, 2013, 09:34
Year 7 students from the Tavistock College Challenge programme recently met Geoffrey Cox to hear him explain his role as our constituency MP. The programme is designed to stretch the most able students, who thoroughly enjoyed the session and were very keen to ask questions. Several students commented afterwards that they learnt a lot about how democracy works in Britain, and how living in such a rural area means we have different problems to those faced by families in cities.
Geoffrey Cox at Tavistock College
Mr Cox then went on to speak to A level Law students, who were interested to hear about his experience as a barrister. Also invited were the successful Youth Speaks teams from the College, who found it fascinating to listen to such a practised public speaker – they hope to use the experience to help them improve still further, for future rounds of the competition.
Principal of Tavistock College, Helen Salmon commented 'We are delighted that our local MP visits the College to help our young people. In this instance he worked with younger students in Year 7 and also with those sixth formers studying A level Law. It is enormously helpful for our students to have the benefit of his experience as an MP and barrister.'