Spoof wins Speaker’s praise

Spoof wins Speaker’s praise

A video spoof of The Jeremy Kyle Show has won five learners from Portsmouth Grammar School (PGS) top prize in the annual Political Studies Association’s student video contest.

Competing against students from all over the country, the pupils had to make a four-minute video on “EU – In or out?”

A judging panel led by Commons Speaker John Bercow picked Dom Waters, Lara Spirit, Nick Ward, Hugh Summers (all 18) and Ellie Jewell (17) as the winners.

The five have been offered internships at the political polling organisation YouGov as part of their prize.

Simon Lemieux, politics teacher at PGS, said: “It all came together at the eleventh hour when the students secured the necessary range of political views to make it a balanced piece and not overtly propagandist.

“In the end they plumped for the Jeremy Kyle format. It certainly made them think and reflect on the complexities of EU membership.”

You can watch the winning video on here.

Pic: The winning line-up: From L to R: Simon Lemieux (Teacher), Dom Waters, Nick Ward, Hugh Summers, Ellie Jewell, Lara Spirit, John Bercow MP

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