Parliamentary peer to visit college

Students at Stockton Sixth Form College are set to hear from a Parliamentary peer on Friday 28th March.

Lord Sawyer of Darlington will visit the college as part of the House of Lords ‘Peers in Schools’ outreach programme, and will lead a guest talk on his career working in parliament and the role of the House of Lords in UK politics.

A select group of Government and Politics students will have lunch with the visiting guest, before joining fellow students and partner school pupils in hearing the unique talk.

The group will also be invited to quiz Lord Sawyer on the work and role of the House of Lords within our parliamentary democracy, and his own day-to-day experience there.

Joanna Bailey, Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: ‘It is an honour to welcome Lord Sawyer to college to share his experiences with students.

‘The roles and positions Lord Sawyer has held over the years will give our students a great insight into the exciting and varied careers available in UK politics. We are extremely grateful to the House of Lords for arranging the visit.’

Lord Sawyer is an enthusiastic supporter of the Peers in Schools outreach programme and regularly visits schools in the north-east on behalf of the Lord Speaker to engage more young people with representatives from Westminster, and to reinforce the message that their views and opinions are important to legislators.