William Legge, 10th Earl of Dartmouth and UKIP MEP for the South West of England, has visited the school to speak to students about the arguments for a British exit from the European Union.

The talk followed a similar event in which Ben Bradshaw, Exeter Labour MP and former Government minister, presented the arguments against a so-called ‘Brexit’.

The event, organised by Year 11 Politics Ambassadors, consisted of a speech followed by a question and answer session.

Mr Legge said, “It is very important that everyone, not just young people, is involved in this debate.”

Mr Harris, Head of History and Politics, said: “We have been very fortunate to hear two such knowledgeable speakers.”

“We hope that these events help to stimulate discussion in the school community”, he added.

The school will be holding its own ‘CGS EU Referendum’, with the library hosting polling stations on the same day as the real referendum.

By student reporter Todd O