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BBC Politics Show at Leighton Park School

PUBLISHED: 00:16 07 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:15 20 February 2013

Leighton Park School in Reading welcomed the BBC Politics Show to its grounds whilst the school was holding a seminar in memory of Michael Foot, MP, who had attended the school between 1927-1931.

Four prominent MPs took part in a seminar at Leighton Park, giving valuable insight into the life of MP Michael Foot, who attended the school between 1927-1931.



Students from Leighton Park School, The Abbey School, Reading Bluecoat School, Sidcot School and Wellington College all took part in the seminar with Sir George Young, Leader of the House of Commons; Tony Baldry, MP for Banbur y; Denis MacShane, MP for Rotherham; and Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East,.



Head John Dunston said: It is remarkable to have had the young man Michael Foot attending Leighton Park School in his formative years. The Quaker values he learnt here helped to shape his views and he has been remembered for his high principles, loyalty, dignity and commitment to social justice and nuclear disarmament across the country. All who met him felt he was an exceptionally decent man who never took the expected route in creating change; we can all learn from him.



Leighton Park School gives students plenty of opportunities to take part in political activities. There is an unusual annual public speaking competition and a politics society whose members have attended the National Politics Conference and taken part in the European Youth Parliament Speech Competition.



The Politics Show will be broadcast on Sunday, December 12 on BBC1.

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