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Baroness Garden visits

Baroness Garden of Frognal met South Hampstead High School Sixth Formers on Friday to discuss how students could engage more with the political and parliamentary process.

“A number of our girls are actively involved in politics, including a few card-carrying members of the Labour and Conservative parties,” said Coco Stevenson, Head of SHHS Sixth Form. “This was a fantastic opportunity for them to discuss issues and interact with someone who knows the parliamentary system inside out.”

The event was organised as part of the school’s Sixth Form Speaker Series, a programme designed to expose students to broader issues and provide the opportunity to think outside the subjects they are studying and challenge them intellectually. Recent speakers have included Esther Freud, author; Jonathan Charles, BBC news presenter; and, Richard Hurst, comedy writer and co-writer of Miranda.

The visit was arranged through the Lord Speaker’s “Peers in Schools” programme.