Children from Hillmorton Primary School were treated to a day out in Parliament earlier this month.
A group of year five and year six pupils were taken on a tour of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Palace of Westminster, followed by an interactive workshop at the new Parliamentary Education Centre, where they met up with their local MP, Mark Pawsey
Speaking after the visit Mr Pawsey said: “I always thoroughly enjoy meeting pupils in Westminster and I was particularly impressed with the students’ questions during our Q and A after our meeting”.
“The pupils were able to take full advantage of Parliament’s new education centre by taking part in interactive workshops to explore the role, process and history of Parliament and to find out how they can engage more actively in our democracy.”
And he added: “Over the last few months I have had visits from almost half a dozen schools in Rugby and I am always keen to welcome school trips. It is vitally important that pupils can visit Parliament to experience our political system and become engaged in politics at an early age.”
Hillmorton Primary teacher Miss Brookbanks said: “It was a wonderful experience for the children to tour Parliament and not only to come to better understand the job of an MP but also to see them in action by sitting in during discussions in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
“It was a fantastic tour and the children really enjoyed meeting Mr Pawsey and being able to ask him questions about his role as local MP.”