COLLEGE students from two Hampshire colleges have come together to debate a solution to income inequality.

On December 7, students from Winchester College headed to Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh for its inaugural Economics Symposium.

Working together, the students from the two college's worked together in teams to create a policy based on the question "What should the British Government do to reduce income inequality".

The pupils then shared and debated their policies with one another.

The event was aimed at helping students explore their subject beyond the curriculum whilst also gaining insight into the like of those from different backgrounds.

Daily Echo: Economics Symposium at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College. Economics Symposium at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College.

Barton Peveril Teacher of Economics and lead on the event, Daria Brovina, said: "Winchester College is a great partner for collaboration and we are very happy to be running this Economics Policymaking competition in joined teams. We hope that this will be the start of a long and fruitful partnership between our two wonderful colleges."

Michael Marcas from Winchester College added: "The last few years have demonstrated the need for us all to be literate in perspectives other than our own.

"The policymaking collaboration between Winchester College and Barton Peveril students has young people of different backgrounds and different perspectives working together to find solutions to an important issue of our time."