On 20th of January, Seamus Williams, councillor in Watford, shared some of his experience with the full immersion students from years 9 and 10 from Stanborough Park School. During the talk, Councillor Williams advised the students on how to communicate their values to the voters and how to give a good speech.
Williams also emphasised on the importance of talking to your voters to find out how you can really help them. “When talking to people, it is better to focus on quality rather than quantity. Choose to spend 20 minutes talking to one person to get valuable information, rather than talking to 20 people for one minute”, shared Williams.
The political guidance from Councillor Williams was very useful to students. They are engaged in a political project, for their Humanities class, in which they have to create their own political party. During school assemblies, they will present their beliefs and proposals to the whole school, debate with one another, and ultimately, try to win the trust and votes of the students and staff of Stanborough.
At the end of the talk, to inspire the students, Councillor Williams left them with a quote from Bob Marley’s song, “Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight”.