On Tuesday, 19th of November, Zac Goldsmith attended Christ’s School in Richmond to talk to the Year 11 students about their Citizenship campaign project.
Zac was welcomed by Mr James Butler, Head of Politics and Assistant Head Teacher at Christ’s School, and Zac spent an hour visiting the 20 campaign stands, which had been set-up as team projects by the year group.
The students were campaigning on a wide range of important local and national issues, including: closing the gender pay-gap, tackling the obesity crisis, introducing opt-out organ donation, ending modern day slavery, implementing prison reform, reducing knife crime, improving mental health care, and decreasing reliance on single use plastics. At the end of the visit, Zac held a Q&A with the students, where contemporary political issues were discussed, including Brexit.
Zac said of the visit: “I come to Christ’s to see their final citizenship projects every year and while the quality is always so high, this year was the most impressive yet. The student’s made articulate and impassioned arguments for their respective causes, and I will be taking some of the messages directly back to Government Ministers following the event. This year has set a high standard for the school and I look forward to visiting again in 2019.”