Dum­fries High hosts ques­tion time event

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

Coun­cil­lors faced a grilling from sec­ondary school pupils dur­ing a re­cent Ques­tion Time event.

Stu­dents at Dum­fries High School put mem­bers from the Nith and Lochar wards un­der the spot­light dur­ing an af­ter­noon panel ses­sion.

The for­mat fol­lowed the BBC po­lit­i­cal and me­dia stu­dio show hosted by David Dim­bleby.

Head teacher Phil Cub­bon and coun­cil ward of­fi­cer Derek Hex­tall chaired the ques­tion and an­swer event which in­cluded coun­cil leader Elaine Mur­ray, provost Tracey Lit­tle and six more elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

The se­nior phase stu­dents of Dum­fries High School made the in­tial re­quest to host a ward event at the school.

Ward events are op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal res­i­dents to en­gage with their coun­cilors in their area about is­sues that af­fect them.

The stu­dents of Dum­fries High School’s fourth, fifth and sixth years have worked along­side their teach­ers to cre­ate the list of top­ics and pri­or­i­ties that they put to the mem­bers who at­tended. Head teacher Phil Cub­bon and coun­cil of­fi­cial Derek Hex­tall Some of the coun­cil­lors who faced ques­tions


On the spot

Ask­ing ques­tions Se­nior stu­dents Amy McKie, Kirstie Gor­don and El­speth Smith

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