HEAVY snowfall and icy conditions failed to deter Whitby High School from hosting BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? show last week.
The popular public affairs show, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby was hailed a ‘resounding success’ after its live broadcast from the school to an audience of more than two million listeners nationwide.
MPs Jack Straw and Peter Lilley, Baroness Susan Kramer and John Bird were the panellists answering topical questions posed by the audience.
Some of the issues discussed during the lively debate included increasing control over the Press, benefits for single mothers and the increasing severity of the conflict in Syria.
Headteacher Bryn Heeley said he was thrilled they had been able to represent Ellesmere Port, the local community and the school.
“I am extremely pleased that the BBC chose The Whitby High School to host this event as it not only highlighted the school but also the community and beyond,” he said.
“From the school’s perspective, the opportunity for sixth form politics students to engage with the panel after the show gave them a unique insight into the world of politics.”