Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Member of Parliament, Jonathan Edwards paid a virtual visit to the members of the school council in December. The pupils from years 7-13 were enthused by the
on-line meeting and engaged in lively debate with Mr Edwards, discussing the challenges of serving as a local MP in the current climate, and about the differences between the nature of politics in Westminster and Cardiff Bay.
He said “2020 has been a very strange year for us all, especially for young people and for the education sector. The ongoing pandemic has left us with many challenges and has placed an emphasis on digital inclusion and doing things differently”. Mr Edwards was keen to hear the pupil’s views and how they have adapted and to see how they were dealing with school and learning in a world with Covid-19. He thanked pupils for their questions.
“It was an absolute pleasure to drop in and visit Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn in this way”, said Mr Edwards, “I was encouraged to hear how well the pupils are adapting to the circumstances and was impressed by their eager and courteous questions.”
“We’re grateful to the staff and families across the region for all they are doing at this time, and I look forward to being able to visit Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn again soon, in person.”