King’s School students go speed dating

Councillor Douglas Hall with The King's School students following his victory at a political speed d

Councillor Douglas Hall with The King's School students following his victory at a political speed dating event - Credit: Archant

Councillors from across the district were put in the hot seat by King’s School students as part of a political speed dating event.

Councillor Susie Bond was named one of the winners of the political speed dating event at The King's

Councillor Susie Bond was named one of the winners of the political speed dating event at The King's School. - Credit: Archant

The year 11 students grilled members from East Devon, Devon Council and Ottery Town councils with a series of quick fire questions.

Jo Elliott, head of PSHE/Citizenship, said: “The students ask incredibly pertinent questions and the councillors’ responses ensure the event has an everlasting impact on young people.

“An excellent way to debate current issues and we are extremely grateful to the organisers and the politicians for giving up their time freely.”

The students elected councillors Douglas Hull and Susie Bond following the discussions.


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Also attending the event were councillors Steve Gazzard, Cathy Gardner, Eleanor Rylance, Peter Burrows, Peter Faithfull, Simon Grundy, Paul Diviani, Phil Skinner, Rob Longhurst, Paul Carter, Claire Wright and Anne Edwards.

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