News Category: Politics

The McWhirter Conference

Published on 8th Mar 2021 in Politics | Sixth Form.

The McWhirter Conference is a prestigious annual event for politics students usually held in Oxford, although this year it was held online. The theme of the conference was ‘Will A.I. make us any happier?’ Finlay Noble and Tom Wallace were our two students who attended. They found the discussions enjoyable and stimulating, and were commended by […]


Sixth Form Students join the ‘Americast’-We Need to Talk About Kevin

Published on 2nd Feb 2021 in Politics | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

Last Friday 29th January at 11pm, two of our students were asking some questions to Jon Sopel and Emily Maitlis on the BBC 4 Radio show-Americast! This is a really popular Podcast that the students listen to in their Politics lessons and after a week of emails asking to be on the popular show the […]


Debating Success

Published on 5th Mar 2020 in Politics | School News | Sixth Form.

On Tuesday 3rd March, St Aidan’s hosted the North East Regional Finals of the ESU Mace. Six schools came from far and wide to take part: Dame Allen’s (Newcastle), De Aston (Market Rasen), Wensleydale School, Caistor Grammar (Market Rasen) and St Peter’s (York). The St Aidan’s team consisted of Alfred Tyrrell, Owen Spafford and Dan […]


Mock Election – Voting

Published on 13th Dec 2019 in Politics | School News | Sixth Form.

Yesterday was Election Day at St Aidan’s! Our Sixth Form candidates have been campaigning for over a week and all the students from Years 7 – 13 voted for their party of choice. We were lucky enough to also have Stray FM in to interview some of our first time ‘real’ voters!  


Mock Election – Hustings

Published on 11th Dec 2019 in Politics | Sixth Form.

The Hustings was a great success yesterday in the Drama Studio, ahead of the Mock Election being held in school on Thursday 12th December. Well done to the candidates!


Mock Election Campaign

Published on 5th Dec 2019 in Politics | School News | Sixth Form.

Ahead of the upcoming Mock Election, this morning our Year 11 students heard from four Sixth Form students who are representing different political parties in the Mock Election Campaign.


ESU Mace Debating Competition

Published on 26th Nov 2019 in Politics | School News | Sixth Form.

Well done to Alfie Tyrell, Owen Spafford and Dan Alcock on their win in the first round debate of the ESU Mace competition. They were worthy winners!  


USA 2019

Published on 8th Jul 2019 in Politics | Trips | Year 12 News.

Our History and Politics Sixth Form students are having a fantastic time in the United States. The students visited the National Constitution Centre, Independence Hall and stopped for lunch at Love Park. Some of the students even sampled local cuisine, the Philly Cheesesteak. Next stop: Washington DC!


Politics and History Tour, USA 2019

Published on 5th Jul 2019 in Politics | School News | Sixth Form | Trips | Year 12 News.

The Politics and History Tour of the USA has had a fantastic start in New York. Students have visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the 9/11 memorial museum, the Empire State Building, a Broadway musical and have had fun on a cycling tour of Central Park. Next stop: Philadelphia!


Debating Finals – ESU Mace Competition

Published on 8th May 2019 in Politics | Sixth Form | Year 12 News.

On Monday 25th March, the debating team headed to London for the finals of the Mace competition.


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