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Students hungry for Manx politics

More engagement with local politics encouraged

Students say they'd like to learn more about Manx politics as part of the curriculum.

It's after a visit by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's Secretary-General to the Island this week - where he encouraged young people to become more engaged with local democracy.

The issue was mooted in Tynwald last year - but no plans have yet been introduced.

Education Minister Graham Cregeen says he'd like to see more teaching on national politics introduced to the classroom.

Castle Rushen Sixth Form students Alex Daniel and Grace Guthrie agree:

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