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