Member of Youth Parliament and SJR student Leighton Waterworth is hard at work preparing to speak on behalf of the Wigan Borough at the House of Commons on Friday 13th November.
The former Rose Bridge High School student will be taking part in debates on a range of issues and concerns put forward by young people in the area, which will be televised live on BBC Parliament from 11:10am.
Leighton said, “It’s a privilege to be speaking in front of, and debating with, such very important people. Representing the young people of Wigan is always an honour.”
Leighton is paving the way for the College’s new Future Leaders Programme, one of the Electives available to those students interested in expanding their studies and interests around political, social and historical issues. The programme encourages students to engage in debates and discussions with guest speakers as well as participating in visits to explore the workings of local and national government.
Principal, Peter McGhee, said: “Everybody at St John Rigby College is confident that Leighton will perform to his usual high standards on the day. We hope that he proves to be an inspiration to other students with similar aspirations and interests.”