Welcome to the Loreto College HISTORY blog. This is for A and AS level history students and anyone interested in history.
Thursday, 23 April 2009
LIVING THROUGH HISTORY
A few weeks ago politics teacher Kate Boon organised a visit from Cabinet Minister Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The students were invited to submit questions to put to the Secretary (or Andy as they now call him) and he also spoke to them about his work and views. It was a tremendous opportunity for the politics students, many of whom also do history, and they realised they could be meeting a future primie minister. Thanks to Kate and Andy the day was a terrific success. Students talked about the event being an 'eye opener'and how he put a 'realistic and refreshing face on the Labour Party'. It was summarised nicely by the student who said: 'It was a great opportunity and it was nice to see a politician talking openly and truthfully on most topics. Thank you.'