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Presiding Officer Visits College
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During her recent visit to west Wales, Rosemary Butler AM, Presiding Officer for the National Assembly spent some time talking to students at Pembrokeshire College.
As part of her visit, the National Assembly’s Outreach Bus was parked at the College and was open to both students and members of the public to register their views on any issue, as well as raising issues they felt should be put before the Assembly.
Interaction with the students focused on their views on apprenticeships and the role of women in public life following a seminar earlier that day where she encouraged more women to get involved in public life.
“The presiding officer brought the subject of politics alive; she talked about how she had become involved and why young people should also get involved” said Dr Geoff Elliott, Director of Marketing, Skills and Development.
In her presentation to College staff and students, Mrs Butler outlined the role and remit of the Welsh Government and how every aspect of our lives is affected by politics, from paying for carrier bags to public transport. This was followed by a question and answer session where students debated whether the voting age should be lowered to 16. Mrs Butler was joined by Simon Thomas AM and Joyce Watson AM who outlined the triggers that had made them enter into a career in politics. The AMs highlighted how young people had the power to make change happen.