MP’s Q&A gives pupils a les­son in democ­racy

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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

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