Menai Bridge students hold Assembly debate

Sixth form students from Ysgol David Hughes in Menai Bridge put their debating skills to the test at the National Assembly this week.

During a visit to Cardiff, Ysgol David Hughes students had sessions with Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth, BBC Political Correspondent Vaughan Roderick and Catrin James from the Urdd, before taking part in a debate in the old Assembly chamber, Siambr Hywel.

The topic of the debate, chosen by the students, was ‘Brexit: a blessing or a curse for Wales?’

Ynys Môn AM Rhun ap Iorwerth met up with them again after the debate. He said:

“It was great to share ideas with students from Ysgol David Hughes about Brexit, its implications and Wales’ future. They had interesting, mature, questions and were very ready to share their views.

“I’m glad that they had the opportunity to have a taste of how the Assembly works by holding a debate and voting in the former Assembly chamber, and then to see the Senedd building itself.”