The group met over lunch with the politician to discuss a range of topics including the Student Council’s work to raise awareness of mental health and what campaigns they are planning to run in the future.
They also had the opportunity to ask her questions, with students finding out the answers to ‘why do you think you were re-elected?’ and ‘what do you do when you have to make a difficult decision?’ as well as lots of other interesting points raised during the half an hour meeting.
Mrs Nicholls, who runs the Student Council, said: “We can’t thank Ann enough for taking the time out of her busy schedule to meet with the council and give them a clear and detailed perspective into the world of politics. The students were really engaged and very keen to ask lots of questions and I’m pleased they made the most of this fantastic opportunity.”
Ann Coffey said: “I was very impressed by the energy and commitment the Student Council displayed, particularly with their work on mental health. They came up with some really imaginative solutions to the challenges they faced and I can certainly see a future in politics for them if they choose to go down that career path in the future.”