MP’s Q&A gives pupils a lesson in democracy
PUPILS at a school were delighted to receive a visit from their MP.
David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield, visited Parkroyal Community School.
Year 5 pupils from the school had recently gone on a trip to the Palace of Westminster, where they were given a tour which included the House of Commons.
Mr Rutley held a lively question and answer session with pupils and explained his role as their local MP, before being given a tour of the school by co-headteacher, Caroline Beaumont.
After the visit Mr Rutley said he enjoyed giving the pupils an insight into what life was like as an MP .
He said: “It was great to meet with the Year 5 pupils, especially following their recent visit to Westminster.
“The plans which the school are putting forward are very positive and encouraging.
“I wish the school well for the future.”
Caroline Beaumont, co-headteacher at the Macclesfield school, said the school had been given an condition improvement grant.
She said: “We are rebuilding and updating part of the school.
“It was a pleasure to have a visit from David.” emotional and mental health problems and as a result many experience poor health and educational and social outcomes after leaving care, including difficulties finding a job.
Paul O’Neill, programme manager for the charity, said young people will be at the heart of the programme.
He added: “I’m confident that this, together with our early intervention and intensive support, will really help to boost their confidence, resilience and communication skills.
“We want to give them the support they need to bring about changes themselves and eventually build successful lives outside the care system.”
●● MP David Rutley with staff and pupils at Parkroyal Community School