Visit to Brackla Primary School

Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones was delighted to accept an invitation from Gethin Still, a teacher and head of Year 5 & 6 at Brackla Primary School, to visit the school and to talk to the children about his experiences both as a constituency AM and as a former First Minister of Wales.

Mr Jones was keen to hear from the assembled group of 9-11 year olds who had plenty of questions ready. Indeed, no topic was off limits and the questions were incredibly well-researched and comprehensive. There were questions on the importance of young people’s voices being heard in political discourse, the engagement of young people in the political process, politics as a career, devolution and the differences between the Welsh Government and the UK Government, Mr Jones’ time as First Minister including his legacy, online security and the dangers of fake news and the importance of accessing news from trusted news sources, the legislative process at the National Assembly for Wales and also on the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Jones said ” I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Brackla Primary School. It was a great pleasure to meet everyone and there were some fantastic questions; intelligent, varied and well articulated. The children were incredibly engaging and I was very sorry when our allotted hour came to an end. I hope I answered everyone’s questions and who knows, we may see some of these budding politicians of the future popping up through our School Councils, Youth Parliament and ultimately in the Welsh Parliament or the Houses of Parliament in London.