Political Speed Dating at Tavistock College

Sixth form students at Tavistock College were pleased to welcome local councillors to a political ‘speed dating’ event last Thursday 15th October. A group of Sixth Form students were able to put to councillors on matters that interested them. Ten councillors from a range of areas, with widely varying responsibilities, attended and both councillors and students went away with a much better understanding of each other’s respective roles and concerns.

This was the fourth such event, this time hosted by the college, and the first to involve the Sixth Form as part of the College’s provision for politically interested and community minded students. Both Helen Harris, from the college, and Debo Sellis, Devon County Councillor, who organised the event, were delighted with the way the session went.

Debo Sellis said: ‘There were some super ideas & enthusiasm from the students – brilliant!’

Helen Harris said: ‘We are very grateful indeed to the councillors for giving up their time. Students were really interested and engaged by this event