Politics and Economics have featured highly for some Biddenham students in recent weeks.
Seven 6th form girls attended a Parliament Week event hosted by the Political Studies Association in Portcullis House, Westminster. The theme of the 2013 Parliament Week was ‘Women in Democracy’ and the event was a panel discussion with speakers including Diane Abbott MP and Baroness Hussein-Ece considering the importance of encouraging more women – especially from BME groups – to become politically active.
Eton College was the destination for four A2 Economics students who travelled to the school for a meeting of the Keynes Society. Four distinguished Economists made up a panel to discuss the recent Financial Crash and strategies to avoid another crash in the future. More than 300 students from many schools attended and the questions and answers were both challenging and interesting.
Eleven Economics students visited the LSE to attend a lecture given by the Chief Executive of Oxfam, Mark Goldring about the work that Oxfam undertakes to meet Millennium Development Goals and eradicate Absolute Poverty across the globe. It was also an opportunity to meet up with ex-student Arthur Castle who is now an Economics undergraduate at the college who was able to talk to them about studying at the LSE.
Girls pictured with Alistair Burt MP are Emma, Jasmine, Natasha, Aroosa, Halima, Akilah and Noushin.
Three of our A2 students had a taste of politics American style when they visited De Montfort University in Leicester recently.
The trip was to participate in the Congress to Campus event, an annual conference organised by the US Embassy and the British Library to bring
Eighteen pupils studying GCSE PE went out trekking in the Bedfordshire countryside as part of their practical assessment. They planned their route, calculated their pace and journey time. They have to use their navigation, teamwork and leadership skills to complete the trek
The above performance will be held in the Drama Studio on Thursday 21st November at 6pm. The performance will be a short workshop performance with no interval and tickets can be purchased in advance for £2. There is limited seating so the tickets will be strictly reserved and seating allocated accordingly.