MP gets grilling from kids

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Peters­burn Pri­mary pupils rel­ished the op­por­tu­nity to grill MP Neil Gray dur­ing a re­cent visit to the school.

Mr Gray faced the P5 and Base 6 pupils to an­swer ques­tions on life as a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, both at home and in Lon­don.

The ques­tions var­ied from“how do you vote?”to“what car do you drive?” and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

As part of the school’s Send My Friend to School project, Mr Gray col­lected a pe­ti­tion in the form of Jig­saw pieces aimed to show the five things that Peters­burn pupils feel are im­por­tant when it comes to school life.

The pupils chose things like teach­ers, equal ac­cess for those with dis­abil­i­ties, school lunches, clean wa­ter and toi­let fa­cil­i­ties.

Mr Gray said:“One of the best parts of my job is talk­ing to school pupils and the ques­tions that they ask re­ally keep you grounded. I think I shat­tered some il­lu­sions though when I said I didn’t drive a Lam­borgh­ini!

“I have promised to hand in their pe­ti­tion the next time I am in Lon­don and I am go­ing to add my name to it as well as it is a re­ally im­por­tant is­sue that they are try­ing to raise.

“I con­grat­u­late Act­ing Head Shirley Queen, class teach­ers Miss Todd and Mrs Stephens and, most im­por­tantly, the pupils for the fan­tas­tic work that they have done.”

Ques­tion time Neil Gray MP paid a visit to Peters­burn Pri­mary

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