Passmores digital leaders visit the House of Commons

Education: Secondary / Fri 9th Mar 2018 at 10:49am

Robert Passmores

PASSMORES students attended a high-profile event at the Houses of Parliament recently when they were invited to The Childnet Digital Leaders Convention. The event, which was hosted in partnership with Facebook, was aimed at student champions of digital safety and online creativity, and provided an opportunity to network with students from other schools in the London area.

Safa, Isabelle, Niamh, Emily, Rosie and Michael, (pictured) have been selected to be Digital Leaders at Passmores, operating as part of the Student Leadership Team. Their responsibilities involve supporting fellow students who have experienced difficulties online, including cyber-bullying and online safety.

After the convention, the students were treated to a tour of the House of Commons. There, they met Harlow’s M.P. Robert Halfon, who gave them a fascinating insight into the history of the Palace of Westminster.

When asked what the best part of the day was, Isabelle said: ‘I really liked meeting the people at the convention, especially those who worked for Childnet and some students who had won the Princess Diana Award for work they had done on e-safety. At the Houses of Parliament, we learnt about how MPs’ voting works. It’s very strict but good for us to know these rules are in place!’

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1 Comment for Passmores digital leaders visit the House of Commons:

2018-03-10 21:31:56

Perhaps next time Mr Halfon can explain the rise in child poverty under the Conservative government to visiting pupils.

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