Primary School Places

US Ambassador and BDA students talk politics

The United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mr Matthew Barzun visited Year 10 and Sixth Form students on Wednesday morning to discuss America’s role in the arena of global politics.

It was an interactive session as he brought with him a number of ‘clickers’ that could register the audience’s response to various multiple choice questions. 

Ark BDA did not hold back, accusing America of frequently intervening in foreign situations solely to protect America’s own interests! Dialogue was robust but hugely informative: it appears that most student regard the USA as a land of opportunity and wealth.

The session served as a reminder that  the internet and mass media are filled with hoaxes, hysteria and falsehoods. Indeed, the importance of understanding the difference between opinion and fact was the biggest takeaway of the morning.