Lode Heath School students interview MP for BBC

Students from Lode Heath School have interviewed local MP Lorely Burt on behalf of the BBC.


Nine students from Years 7, 8 and 9 questioned Mrs Burt for three quarters of an hour on over a dozen issues. The interviews covered which subjects Mrs Burt studied as O-levels, her campaign to protect Solihull's ambulance service, and how to get more women elected into Parliament.

The interviews will be uploaded to the BBC website on 27th March as part of the BBC News School Report. They will also be available on Lode Heath School's website.

Mrs Burt said, "I was impressed by the students, who asked clever and articulate questions. They were well-prepared and didn't let their MP off the hook easily!

"I can see some bright futures for these keen young people and I hope they and the school will continue to stay in touch with me."

Anthony Collins, the English teacher who organised the visit, said, "On behalf of the students, I would like to thank Lorely for visiting Lode Heath School.

"The students very much enjoyed interviewing Lorely and hearing her thoughts on a range of local and national issues. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their journalism skills."

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