Nicholas Soames

From the constitution to cloudy apple juicean extremely informative audience with Sir Nicholas Soames

Our sixth form were in turn educated and entertained by Mid-Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames on a visit to the school on Friday February 2nd. 

Sir Nicholas began by giving tips on public speaking and debating, before opening up the floor to questions. These ranged from our unwritten constitution to commons debates about cloudy apple juice, and covered Donald Trump, the Irish border and defence expenditure in between.

At the end Sir Nicholas was thanked with a very warm round of applause. At the start our local MP had declared himself not to be a good public speaker. However, no-one after an hour in his presence would agree.

We would like to thank Sir Nicholas for giving up his time, and our debating team of John Hollins, Melissa Turner (who jointly compered the afternoon), Lucy Phipps, Aminah Rahman, Lily Kendrick, Isabelle Goddard and Imogen Gaines.