Ben Bradshaw, Exeter Labour MP and former minister, has visited the school to deliver a talk on why Britain should remain in the European Union.

Year 11 Politics ambassadors Eden S and James M organised the visit as one of a series of events designed to inform students about the opposing views in the run-up to the referendum.

Mr Bradshaw commented that he was impressed that “Colyton students had organised the event.”

He went on: “The referendum is the most important vote any of us will be taking part in in our life-time.”

“It is young people who will have to live with the consequences for the rest of their lives,” he concluded on the consequences of ‘Brexit’ and the benefits of a ‘Bremain’.

Mr Bradshaw took questions and recommended that young people should: “Talk to their friends and families about the issue.”

Eden and James are in the process of organising a “Brexiteer” to come into school so that a balance is struck.

“The event was a huge success,” said Mr Harris, Head of History and Politics.

By student reporter Evie J