01 Feb Jeremy Corbyn visits HGS
A major excitement of this month was a visit from our local MP (and Leader of the Opposition), Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Corbyn spent nearly three hours in the school, talking to students and staff.
He took questions from the school council and, later, from our Year 12 Government and Politics class. He was also approached by numerous students as he walked around the corridors during break. Students took a great deal of interest in his visit and he was hugely impressed by the range of intelligent questions students asked. They covered questions about his views of David Cameron, the pressure of speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, the difficulties managing a divided cabinet, Human Rights, the situation in Syria and Iraq, taxation for companies such as Starbucks and Amazon, tackling homelessness, supporting London – to name just a few. His visit highlighted just how engaged many Highbury Grove students are in the world around them. Thank you for your time Mr Corbyn – it was a real honour.