Primary school children learn about democracy during visit to corridors of power - The Rugby Observer

Primary school children learn about democracy during visit to corridors of power

Rugby Editorial 23rd Feb, 2020   0

FASCINATED primary school children learned about democracy and Parliament from Rugby’s MP during a trip to Westminster.

Members of St Andrew’s Benn’s School Council toured Westminster, and then quizzed Mark Pawsey to find out more about what they had learned.

Mr Pawsey told them how Parliament works and talked about how he represents Rugby’s residents.

Afterwards, the 10 pupils went into the public gallery and watched some of the day’s business in Parliament.

They finished their day out by seeing some of the sights of London, including Trafalgar Square and the gates of Downing Street.

Mr Pawsey said: “The pupils were very interested by what happens in Westminster and I was very happy to tell them more about what the life of an MP involves.

“During the last Parliament I welcomed nearly 900 pupils from Rugby and Bulkington to Westminster and I hope many more will visit this year.

“One of the great changes which I have seen during my time in Parliament is the move to work more closely with schools, so that our children have a better understanding of our democracy and the opportunity to get more involved in politics.”

St Andrew’s Benn deputy head Jessica Wells said: “Our children really enjoyed their trip to Parliament – it was a really enriching experience for them.

“They were excited to meet Mark and were fascinated by his job and the decisions he makes for our local community.”


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