Alok Sharma, the local Member of Parliament for Reading West, has taken part in a Q&A session with politics students at Theale Green School.
Alok met virtually with a group of A-Level politics students at the school, who had pre-prepared a set of questions to put in front of him. The questions ranged from Alok’s role as an MP and the UK’s First Past The Post electoral system to questions on the environment and what Reading’s USP is. The students were eager to learn about Alok’s experience in politics and how he became a politician.
Alok offered to speak virtually with Theale Green students after their visit to Parliament, which was due to take place during UK Parliament Week 2020, was cancelled.
Alok Sharma said: “I was delighted to speak with the group of enthusiastic politics students at Theale Green School. They had prepared interesting questions and I enjoyed discussing life as an MP with them, as well as hearing about their hopes to enter politics in the future. I look forward to visiting Theale Green School in the new year.”
Claire Robinson, politics teacher at Theale Green School, said: “We were delighted to be joined by Alok Sharma MP on TEAMS. He spoke to our A-Level politics students about his role as a MP and senior member of the British Cabinet. Our students were able to ask questions about how Alok became an MP and his tips for a career in politics. Our students were especially pleased that they were able to ask Alok questions about the environment and affairs in the Middle East for their Extended Project Qualification. An extremely valuable experience that we cannot wait to do again in future.”