As part of yesterday’s (Thursday’s) visit to Boston High School, BBC Question Time allowed some of the pupils to see how the production team worked throughout the day.
Pupils from the school’s media studies were allowed to shadow the team and see how the cameras worked, while Young Journalism Academy students were able to take part in a mock Question Time with David Dimbleby and ask him questions.
Acting head Wendy Costin-Morris said Mr Dimbleby was ‘charming’ and ‘lovely’ and said he took the pupils questions individually. She added the pupils were ‘forced to think’.
In our video Ms Costin-Morris explains more about how the day went.
Last night’s show featured guests UKIP leader Nigel Farage, junior defence minister Anna Soubry, shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry, Rastafarian poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Vicky Pryce, who was jailed for perverting the course of justice after taking former cabinet minister husband Chris Huhne’s speeding points.
It focussed on ship building jobs, immigration, the burkha and spy snooping.
During the show Mr Farage was told by one audience member to stop scaremongering about immigration, while another said immigrant teenagers, who ended up being more fluent English speakers, suffered anxiety after taking on adult roles in the family because of language difficulties encountered by their parents.
They said the teenagers tend to take on the responsibilty of talking to local authorities and doctors and helping to pay the bills.
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