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During a tour of the region, the Shadow Chancellor visited the college’s Northop College site to view the outstanding new facilities and developments that have taken place since the site became a part of the Deeside College group of colleges two years ago.
Students studying A Level Politics at the Connah’s Quay site joined students from Animal Management and Floristry courses as they set about getting answers to their burning questions. The question and answer session which was also attended by MP for Delyn Mr David Hanson, Mrs Sandy Mewies and Deeside College Principal and Chief Executive Mr David Jones covered a range of hot topics including devolved assembly governments receiving more independence, the rising cost of going to university, the proposed changes to the NHS, public spending cuts and the future of small businesses in today’s challenging economic climate.
In response to their questions, the Shadow Chancellor took the opportunity to ask the students about their views, future plans and experiences of studying at Deeside and Northop college sites.
A Level Politics student Heather Tyson said: “Getting the opportunity to meet such a high profile politician was excellent. The session was extremely interesting and he had a genuine interest in us and our future plans.”
Deeside College A Level tutor John Moore added: “This was an excellent experience for the students. They thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to speak to a long-standing local MP and also a high-profile Shadow Cabinet Minister. Both the students and I were really impressed by how open and detailed the replies Ed Balls gave to their questions.”
Image shows question and answer session with Ed Balls MP and Shadow Chancellor.