Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Ortongate, Peterborough, will be hosting the distinguished BBC Radio 4 programme “Any Questions?” on Friday 2nd February 2018.
“Any Questions?” is presented by Jonathan Dimbleby and is Radio 4’s flagship political debate programme. First broadcast in 1948, the programme visits a different part of the country every week with a panel of speakers who answer topical questions on politics and current affairs from the audience. The programme provides the opportunity for people in the audience to challenge politicians, policy makers, writers and thinkers.
The academy, which recently celebrated its best ever GCSE and A Level results, will provide students with opportunities to welcome and chat to the panellists and guests before the programme, as well as participate as members of the audience.
Some students with a particular interest in media and broadcasting will be given the special opportunity to work with the BBC engineers on the day, gaining real-life experience in helping to run a live national broadcast.
Tickets for the programme are free, but are limited, and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.
Tickets can be requested by contacting AnyQuestions@Bushfield.co.uk
, providing your name, address and contact telephone number, and stating the number of tickets required (a maximum of 4 per person).
The minimum age for audience members is 14.
Doors open to the public at 6.45pm and questions can be submitted up to the last minute. Questioners must be present and be prepared to ask their question live on the programme.
Dennis Kirwan, Principal of Ormiston Bushfield Academy, said:
“We are delighted to be hosting the live broadcast of “Any Questions?” at Ormiston Bushfield Academy. It will not only be a great opportunity for the local community to discuss with politicians the current political and social issues that are important to them, but will also be a fantastic experience for all staff and students.”