15th Dec, 2017

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts BBC debate at college

THE BIG questions were being asked at Southam College when Jonathan Dimbleby dropped in for a lively debate.

The college hosted the BBC Radio 4 Any Questions live debate programme in front of a lively audience of over 300 students, families and members of the community.

Discussing this week’s key political issues were MPs Caroline Lucas, Jon Ashworth, Andrea Leadsome, and former head of London’s Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan Howe.

And not only did a successful debate ensue, the veteran broadcaster mentioned the school motto ‘be the best you can be’, and the contributions of students Pippa Lee and Caitlin Thomas during the session.

And the college has been hailed for its cultural values and focus on global issues.

The college received an ‘International Schools Award’ from education organisation the British Council.

It recognised their dedication to multiculturism including activities on ‘Chinese New Year’, ‘International Day of Languages’ and ‘World Kindness Day’.

And students enjoyed many overseas trips to destinations including Iceland, Lithuania, New York, Ghana and the Battlefields in France & Belgium.

A spokesperson for the college said: “Southam College is committed to learning more about global issues, celebrating the rich and diverse heritage represented in communities throughout the globe, respecting and valuing different cultures & beliefs and enjoying contact with international individuals.

“We look forward to even more exciting international projects in the future.”

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