- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Ysgol Dewi Sant Welsh Bac students recently (22 Jan) debated politics with Assembly Member Joyce Watson.
Ahead of the Welsh Assembly election in May and the Pembrokeshire school’s own mock elections, the Labour Mid and West AM was invited to talk with Year 11 pupils about democracy and voting.
Students quizzed Mrs Watson about how the Assembly scrutinises legislation and holds Welsh Government to account.
Speaking of her visit, Joyce Watson said:
“I have for a long time been an advocate of votes for sixteen year olds – today only reinforced my confidence in our young people. They were engaged, inquisitive and knowledgeable about Welsh politics, as well as a wide range of current affairs, domestic and international.”
The event was organised by Deborah John, Welsh Baccalaureate coordinator at the St Davids school, as part of the ‘politics’ element of the advanced qualification.
“I am very grateful to Mrs John for arranging the session. I wish the students every success in their future studies.”
For more information about Joyce Watson AM’s work, contact her office on 0300 200 7092 / www.joycewatson.org.uk