Leading Link - News
For the first time, Leading Link's BBC School Report Question Time will soon be available to watch in full online here, after next week's airing on Radio Northumberland.
If you can't wait that long however, click below to see a snippet from the debate.
Politicians came together on Thursday to "put the world to rights" over a number of key issues.
The BBC News School Report Question Time is an annual event which is organised by local charity Leading Link, and sees an interactive audience of parents, teachers, local community groups and residents come together with party representatives and students from St Benet Biscop High School to discuss a number of issues currently affecting the United Kingdom and, in particular, the North East.
Issues discussed included the potential effects of fracking, the lack of employer and education opportunities in the North East compared to other regions and whether or not Scottish independence would be beneficial to the area.
Leading Link have been working with a group of young people over the last few weeks to help them submit an entry to the national 'Lights, Camera, Parliament!' competition, which encourages young people to help make positive changes.
Lights, Camera, Parliament! is young peoples' chance to get their voice heard and tell Parliament what new law they think should be made and why, through a form of creative media.
Leading Link are on the lookout for a group of passionate young people from across the area to come together to help to promote creative arts in Bedlington.
As part of our work with the bait project, who work across South East Northumberland, we are looking to form a group of 20 Creative Connectors to help plan, organise and deliver an exciting and innovative arts programme over the next two years at a series of indoor and outdoor venues in the town.