Y13 Social Studies trip to hear Christopher Luxon speak

On Monday 19 June, four Year 13 Social Studies students, accompanied by their teacher Ms Sarah Woodward, walked across to The Hive in Smales Farm to hear National Party leader Christopher Luxon speak.  The students are working on their Internal Assessment to plan and participate in a social action campaign to influence a policy.  Grace, Avya, Brooke and Cushla listened to Christopher Luxon speak about his intentions for a future National government covering issues such as education, crime, and the cost-of-living crisis.  Grace and Ayva asked questions about child poverty and what a National government planned to do to help those in need.  Afterwards, the students had a quick informal discussion with Mr Luxon and were able to ask if the ‘university first year free’ policy would be there in 2024.  Mr Luxon stated that it would, much to the delight of all four students.  It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to hear from the Leader of the Opposition and link real world experiences to their Campaigns for Change Internal Assessment.

Photo (left to right) : Simon Watts MP, Ayva Barr, Grace Adcock, Christopher Luxon MP, Brooke Randell, Cushla Stanton, Sarah Woodward (Social Studies Teacher)