On Thursday 15th November, Preet, member of Parliament for Edgbaston and Shadow Minister for International Development, visited KEHS as part of UK Parliament Week. Preet is a former pupil of Lordswood Girls’ School in Harborne and graduated from the University of East London with a first class BSc degree in Sociology and Social Work. She delivered a stimulating talk to the girls about UK politics, her role in Parliament and how she became involved in the political system as the first female Sikh MP. The talk was particularly relevant to the Upper Fourth who are currently studying political reform in Britain during their History lessons. Preet spoke about a variety of issues including Brexit, gender equality in Parliament, education and political apathy. The girls also had the chance to ask questions about how to become involved in politics. Preet advised them that it is vital for young people to become more politically aware and to educate themselves on key issues. She went on to suggest that anybody who is interested in politics should research all their local parties and find out about their values and policies. Mrs Gill finished by discussing her role as Shadow Minister for International Development and how the role takes her all over the world.
It has been wonderful to see our International Exchange Programme resume this academic year, providing a handful of Upper Fourth students the incredible opportunity to