14th Dec, 2017

Borough students take to the streets to voice their opinion about EU referendum

Shaun Reynolds 14th Apr, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

BOROUGH students took time out of the classroom last week to mingle with the Solihull public and voice their reasons why people should vote to leave the EU.

Six students from Solihull School took to the high street ahead of the referendum on Thursday (June 23) where the UK will decide whether to stay or leave the European Union.

Currently, the European Union is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries.

The EU was introduced to allow countries to trade together – meaning they are more likely to avoid going to war with each other.

The EU also has its own parliament and sets rules bases on the environment, transport, consumer right and mobile phone charges.

Talking about their time on the Solihull streets, Jacob Gilbert and Bianca Oberheim said: “It’s great to be able to get out and see campaigning at grass roots level in action.

“Even though we can’t vote in the referendum, we feel strongly about the decision that lies ahead and what it could mean for Britain.

“What I find particularly interesting about the referendum is Britain’s relationship with our European neighbours and what it will mean.

“It’s really important to encourage engagement as the results will impact on our generation in years to come.

“There is just over ten weeks to go until the referendum, which means that by the time we finish school for the summer holiday a decision will be made.”

Tom Huxley, midlands campaign co-ordinator, said: “People were receptive with the idea of leaving the EU and it certainly gave them food for thought.

“People won’t change their mind overnight but it was good to see students out representing their school and having a say in what will be a crucial date for the UK.

“It’s all about awareness and making people realise that the result of the referendum will potentially have a big impact on them.”

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