Jo gives local students tips in public speaking


Jo recently visited the High School of Glasgow to meet with children and staff.

During the visit, Jo attended a public speaking class where students gave presentations on why they should have pets, what the second worst vegetable in the world is, and what it would be like if their school was Hogwarts. Jo offered practical tips from her experiences as an MP.

Afterwards, students had a chance to learn more about Jo’s work. Asked what the best thing she’s done for East Dunbartonshire, Jo said campaigning against the Scottish referendum.

Another student asked what the first thing is that Jo would do if she were Prime Minister. She answered that she would talk to people to find out their goals, and develop a shared view on how to tackle some of today’s most pressing issues, such as overcoming poverty and responding to the climate emergency.

Commenting, Jo said:

“It was great to visit High School of Glasgow and speak to so many bright and passionate students. The students gave really thoughtful presentations and asked interesting questions about parliament and my work as an MP.

“I was glad to give them advice on public speaking, and hope that this will encourage them and many other young people to remain politically engaged at a time when it is more important than ever.”


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