- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Question Time with Joyce at Newtown college
Business learners at Newtown college this week (Monday 11 Jan) debated politics and current affairs with Assembly Member Joyce Watson.
The Mid and West AM was invited to share with BTEC Business students her experience of the legislative process and how the Assembly holds the Welsh Government to account. Students also quizzed Mrs Watson about major political issues of today including the refugee crisis and EU referendum.
Speaking of her visit, Joyce said:
“I have for a long time been an advocate of votes for sixteen year olds – today reinforced why. The students were engaged, inquisitive and knowledgeable about a wide range of issues, domestic and international.”
As well as representing Labour at the Assembly, Joyce Watson chairs the Wales branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and is a member of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA). She also chairs the Assembly’s cross-party group concerned with human trafficking.
The event was organised by Amanda Disley, lecturer in Business Studies at NPTC Group Newtown Campus, to help the students research for their coursework and Welsh Baccalaureate. She said:
“Joyce answered all questions with great thought and intellect. She provided the students with a broad view of the refugee crisis, people trafficking and being part of the EU – the learners were grateful for the tremendous detail she went into.”
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Caption (l to r): Amanda Disley, Victoria Baker, Aleshia Powell, Ebony Shuker, Chris Jones, Joyce Watson, Sara Titley