Sixth Form students at The Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre will get a chance to quiz two panels of politicians about how government works as part of the long-running @TheStates initiative.
The project is designed to teach students about the island’s political structures and what it’s like to serve in public office.
A series of forums, hosted at the school, will give students the chance to ask the deputies
more about what it’s like to work in government.
Video: Deputy Michelle Le Clerc during a previous @TheStates event
Deputy Sarah Hansmann-Rouxel said: “The response from the schools is always overwhelming. It’s encouraging to see enthusiastic students that are passionate about our island.”
@TheStates has been running for six years and was set up by the Ana Leaf Foundations which supports community projects, particularly educational initiatives.
Director of Sixth Form Studies, Kieran James, said: “We have received a really positive response from the students as they get a chance to ask deputies first-hand about what it’s really like to represent Guernsey. We hope it will encourage more schools to get involved with the initiative.”
Ana Leaf Foundation trustee, Hayley de Putron, said: “@TheStates is designed to encourage young people to take an interest in their island’s political system and potentially get involved at some point in the future – whether this is just by having their say or wishing to become more involved as one of our future political leaders.”
The forums will take place on Thursday 1 February and Monday 12 February.