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 engagement of young people and how they could get their voices heard, on pursuing a career in current affairs and politics, on devolution and the differences between the Welsh Government and the UK Government, on Mr Jones’ time as First Minister including his legacy , on staying safe online and getting news from trusted news sources not fake news, on the Welsh Assembly and legislation 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 the questions were intelligent, varied and some very deep questions. The children were incredibly engaging and I was sorry when our allotted hour came to an end. I hope I answered everyone’s questions and who knows, we may end up seeing many of these budding politicians of the future popping up through our School Councils, Youth Parliament and in ultimately in the Welsh Assembly or Houses of Parliament.

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