Last week [4th Dec] I got to visit the S4 Modern Studies class of Clydeview Academy. Over the course of one period I took questions on a range of subjects. We discussed refugees, lowering the voting age, the Syrian airstrikes, trident, independence and devolution.
I was also told about the great work of the Scottish Parliament in passing The British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Bill. I am now looking into what is being done at Westminster to replicate this Bill.
It is fantastic to see how politically engaged the pupils are, especially with current events. It reaffirms my belief that lowering the voting age is absolutely the right thing to do.