LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL VISIT PARLIAMENT

June 30, 2011 6:05 PM

North Cheshire Jewish Primary School visit Parliament

Today (30th June 2011) local MP Mark Hunter welcomed a large group of pupils and staff from North Cheshire Jewish Primary School into Parliament.

After having a full tour of the parliamentary estate and learning all about the workings of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the children had the opportunity to quiz the Cheadle MP. The children asked a range of questions about the job of an MP and about Parliament in general.

Following the discussion with Mark, the children engaged in a special workshop with the Education Service based in Parliament.

Commenting after the visit, Mark said:

"I was delighted to welcome pupils and staff from North Cheshire Jewish Primary School down to Westminster. Just last Friday I paid my latest visit to the impressive local school and so it was nice to have them visit me this week!

"The children asked some pertinent questions and it was a good opportunity for them to gather an insight into the work of an MP, as well as Parliament in general.

"Our children are the future of this country, and they will inevitably be making decisions about all the big issues faced by their own generation. Learning about the mechanisms of democracy at such a young age can only be a good thing."

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