Chopper's Brexit Podcast broadcast from SCD!
Seven days before Brexit students from St Clement Danes School participated in the Telegraph’s weekly podcast ‘Choppers Brexit Broadcast’. The podcast, hosted by Chief Political Correspondent and Assistant Editor of The Daily Telegraph, Christopher Hope regularly has over 25,0000 listeners.
In this special episode, Mr Hope interviewed former local Conservative politician, David Gauke. Mr Gauke answered various questions on his career as a long-standing member of parliament and his recent resignation from the Conservative party after 29 years. Upon being asked to give the students a final bit of advice, Mr Gauke stated “Get up and give it a go as you just never know”, referring to his recent stand as an Independent party member in the general election and how this had impacted him personally.
The second half of the Podcast turned the table and Mr Gauke interviewed Mr Hope on being an acclaimed journalist having written for the Telegraph for over 16 years. Mr Hope spoke to the students on his passion and enthusiasm for journalism stating “I want to hold the government to account, representing the people I write for and continue to challenge my readers with new ideas”.
The Podcast finished with a Q&A session; sixth form students having the opportunity to participate by asking questions which were answered live.
Headteacher, Mr Sutherland, commented “Today represented a unique opportunity for the students at St Clements Danes School to hear from two highly influential and well-informed individuals who, in their own ways, have been at the forefront of arguably the biggest political decisions for generations. To be able to hear directly from them and speak to them is something I know the students appreciated. I am extremely grateful for David and Christopher for giving up their time and allowing the students an insight into the politics of the day.”
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