For her Year 10 work experience Stephanie Sampson undertook a week of work experience in local MP Derek Thomas’ office in Westminster. Mr Thomas set Stephanie a project to research what farmers can expect from the Government after the UK’s exit from the EU.
Stephanie contacted a number of local farmers in West Cornwall to discuss with them their concerns and ideas regarding farming following the EU referendum result. She found all the farmers she spoke to very helpful and each person contributed different views, points and questions.
Stephanie then represented the farmers in a meeting with George Eustice, Farming Minister and MP for Camborne and Redruth. The information she was having to deal with was very technical, and Stephanie managed to understand it and relay information and ask questions very professionally.
Derek Thomas commented, “Personally I welcome to opportunity to provide work experience placements and like to provide practical and productive projects for students to work on. On the subject of farmers, they have faced extraordinary challenges for some time and it’s vital that the Government uses every opportunity to help the industry. Stephanie’s research is very helpful as we navigate our withdrawal from our membership of the EU and the fact that George Eustice remains in post under the new PM should make this process smoother.”