Iconic radio show Any Questions hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby was broadcast live from a local college.
On Friday April 25, Casterton Business and Enterprise College was delighted to host the popular Radio 4 programme.
This is a radio version of the BBC 1 TV programme Question Time.
The programme went out live on Friday night with questions from the audience and was repeated on Saturday lunchtime.
The event was attended by members of the local political parties and Rutland County Council, as well as staff and parents from Casterton Business and Enterprise College and Rutland County College. The audience submitted the questions as they arrived and questions were chosen by the production team, then asked by the person who had posed the question.
Questions were asked on a range of topics including zero hours contracts, UKIP, wind farms and Rutland.
The panel included Grant Shapps (Conservative Party chairman), Dan Jarvis (Shadow Justice), Baroness Grender (Lib Dem communications) and Tim Aker (UKIP Head of Policy).
The programme was chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Two students who are taking A-level Media Studies at Rutland County College were invited to ‘shadow’ the production team from set up through to the end of the programme.
Teacher Dave Bower said: “This was a great opportunity for Chloe and Charlotte to see the programme actually in production.”