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Bromley girls school students quiz MEP Jean Lambert

PUBLISHED: 10:11 16 October 2012 | UPDATED: 10:49 16 October 2012

Green Party MEP Jean Lambert

Green Party MEP Jean Lambert

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Students at a Bromley girls school were given the opportunity to put their questions to Green Party MEP Jean Lambert last week when she visited the borough.

Langley Park School, in South Eden Park Road, Beckenham put Jean in the spotlight to find out about her work as an MEP and the workings of the European Parliament.

The former teacher spoke on issues ranging from climate change, to youth unemployment and access to education - commenting that engaging with young people is important to prevent them feeling disengaged from their communities.

She said: “It’s fantastic that around 50 pupils were involved in the session as this is a great way to get people thinking about the EU’s role in really important global issues.

“Many young people feel powerless to change the world, and can become disengaged from their local communities. This is why we need to find new ways to turn our youngest generation onto politics.

“I hope that today’s event will explain some aspects of the important decisions that take place in Brussels which go on to have an important impact on their lives.”

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