23/10/12 - NHS Pupils Meet Councillors and MPs
Newtownhamilton High School pupils Callum Glenny and Neil Hawthorne had the opportunity to be present in the Newry & Mourne District Council Chambers on Tuesday 16th October 2012. They certainly used their time well and Callum, who is never afraid to ask the difficult questions, created the biggest stir of the morning with his query about councillors’ views on the future of NI within the UK. Other schools in the area who attended were Newry High, St Joseph’s Crossmaglen, Abbey Grammar, Sacred Heart, St Paul’s Bessbrook, St Mary’s Newry and St Mark’s Warrenpoint.
Prior to their visit to Newry & Mourne District Council Chambers, Callum and Neil also attended the Newry Chamber Business Lunch in the Canal Court Hotel on Thursday 11 October 2012. The Guest Speaker was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls and also in attendance was Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Ed Balls was particularly interested to hear that Callum had ambitions to become a politician and therefore suggested that both he and Vernon should "be photographed with a possible future Prime Minister".