Bacon Theatre

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Education Question Time - Hosted by Jeremy Vine


Thursday 10th October 2019 at 7.00pm

Hosted by Jeremy Vine


On Thursday 10 October 2019, an illustrious panel will gather at Dean Close School to debate the future of education.  The panel will consist of Jeremy Vine (Chair), The Rt Hon the Lord Blunkett, Alex Chalk MP (Cheltenham), Professor Richard Benham, Eleanor Busby, The Independent Education Correspondent, Emma Taylor, Warden, Dean Close Foundation.

The Question Time styled event, named Education Question Time (#EduQT), will take place in the 550-seater Bacon Theatre at the School, from 7-9pm.  Cheltenham is a national centre of excellence for education, so where better to discuss the pressing questions facing the education system: Is the curriculum preparing young people for the 21st century workplace?  How can school leavers choose between university, vocational training and apprenticeships?  Which qualifications give pupils the best chances in the future, A levels, International Baccalaureate, BTECs? How well are schools tackling the rising tide of mental health issues for young people?

The politicians, journalists, leaders in education and employers will tackle tough questions from the audience who will consist of parents, teachers and the local community, with tickets on sale from the Bacon Theatre.

Preceding the main event from 5.30-6.15pm, a Pupil Panel consisting of pupils from the Cheltenham Education Partnership, will present short speeches on how they feel their particular school has prepared them for the tomorrow’s world and what they see as the gaps in the current national school curriculum, which should be addressed.  Questions from this debate will also be put forward to the main event.

Politicians, leaders in education and employers from Cheltenham tackle the tough questions.

Tickets: £5.00 Under 18's: Free

Please note: Wheelchair spaces are available at the rear of the stalls, please contact the box office for more details.


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Bacon Theatre

The impressive Bacon Theatre completed in 1991 and built to a very high standard, boasts excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art facilities. The friendliest place to be entertained in Gloucestershire!

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