Today I was privileged to have the opportunity to do something completely different; we visited Demeter House in Scawby, a school that offers education for vulnerable children with emotional, behavioural and associated learning difficulties, particularly students with autistic spectrum disorders. In the IT room, Gareth Mitchell from the Department of Work and Pensions provided a lesson on possible career choices. He introduced them to a website called ‘icould’ which matches your personality type with potential careers, and it was fantastic to see the different personality types and the careers linked to their personalities.
After that session ended, we then moved to a question and answer session, between the children and Nic. The questions that were asked were diverse, ranging from Nic’s stance on Brexit to young people’s engagement with politics, all equally fantastic questions. I too believe that there should be more focus with young people and politics, especially as they are our future generation and their involvement with important decisions, can and will shape the country’s future. Due to this, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to their opinions, along with their enthusiasm.