July 10, 2012 2:46 PM
Mark with Deputy Headteacher Mrs Aldcroft and Year Four pupils

Mark with Deputy Headteacher Mrs Aldcroft and Year Four pupils

Last Friday (6th July) Cheadle MP Mark Hunter paid his latest visit to Thorn Grove Primary School on Woodstock Avenue, Cheadle Hulme, for a special meeting with Year Four pupils.

Mr Hunter talked to the children about the role of an MP, the democratic function of Parliament and how they can become more active citizens within their area and bring about change in the future. Pupils were then given the opportunity to ask their local MP any question they wanted - an opportunity that they did not shy away from!

The visit was planned in relation to a project the children are taking part in, which focuses on the local area, how it changes, what its problems are, how the local residents feel about their area and how people seek to 'manage' an environment.

During his visit, Mark also met with Deputy Head Mrs Aldcroft, who brought him up to date with all the latest developments at Thorn Grove.

Commenting on the day, Mark added:

"It is always a pleasure to visit local schools and I was delighted to be asked to visit Thorn Grove Primary School again.

"I never cease to be amazed by the enthusiasm of our youngsters - some of the questions the Year Four pupils asked were exceptionally insightful and imaginative.

"Our children are the future - it is absolutely imperative that they all learn the importance of democracy and how the "big issues" affect us all."

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