Local Conservative councillors approached our school to field questions from Sixth Form students and to discuss a vision for our city’s future as we head into the local elections.

The candidates – Jamie Checkland, Iain Eadie and Andy Smith – were grilled by students and fielded questions ranging from:

  • Do you think there are enough leisure facilities for young people in Lichfield ?
  • Can you explain what is happening at The Garrick Theatre and is reduced work with youth amateur dramatics ?
  • What are your views on Lichfield using much of its open space to housing and retail developments?

The responses were wide-ranging, open and frank, and revealed the depth of experience each candidate had of living and working in our city and volunteering in schools and local clubs in the  projects with young people.

Carrie Cain Assistant Headteacher, said: “We were delighted that the candidates contacted us and offered to meet with our students as we are always keen for them to engage with politics, debate and our local community. We appreciate it is a hectic time for all those seeking to be elected and it is great they were ready to take the time and meet with the young people who will take Lichfield forward in the years to come. The session was lively, interesting and gave us a good insight into how out city and local area is developing.”