Green Party visits Belper School

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During a Green Party visit to Belper, students from Belper School’s government and politics course had chance to ask some very searching and intelligent questions, over-running the time allocated and discussing ideas cogently. Government and politics student Phoebe Stafford said she liked the Green Party’s policies on the environment; she feels that all governments need to focus on energy resources in the very near future as there is a real threat of serious shortages. She also said: “The idea of free further education is attractive, but I’m not sure the tax payer could fund all of those expenses. A good solution to me would be a reduction in fees to make the loans more manageable.” The party website has commended the input of Belper students, saying: “The students were so enthusiastic that the meeting ran over time, with students staying after their school day ended to talk to Ms Bennett. Matthew Genn of the ‘Young Greens’ was also at the meeting, and talked afterwards to students who were interested in finding our more about the Green Party and how young people can get involved. Membership of the ‘Young Greens’ has increased by over 100% in 2014, indicating that young people are feeling that the time is right to re-engage with politics.”