MP goes back to school to give les­son in democ­racy

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

PRI­MARY school chil­dren shared their own ex­pe­ri­ences of democ­racy when MP David Rut­ley paid them a visit.

Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley vis­ited the staff and pupils at Hollinhey Pri­mary School in Sut­ton.

He was given a tour around the school by pupils and spoke to the chil­dren of all ages at a spe­cial assem­bly. He then spoke in more depth with chil­dren in Years Five and Six to tell them about how Par­lia­ment works and what his job en­tails, fol­lowed by a lively ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion.

The pupils asked ques­tions of the MP and were able to tell him a bit about how democ­racy works in their school, through their own school coun­cil. Each class elects two rep­re­sen­ta­tives to join the coun­cil to make de­ci­sions on mat­ters af­fect­ing pupils.

Janet Mott, head­teacher, said: “His visit linked in well with the elec­tions and with us talk­ing about democ­racy.

“The chil­dren be­came in­ter­ested dur­ing the elec­tions and we have our own coun­cil where the pupils give speeches to say why they should be elected.

“Mr Rut­ley spoke about Par­lia­ment and how democ­racy works and we were able to show him as­pects of the cur­ricu­lum and show him around the school.

“We were de­lighted to welcome Mr Rut­ley to the school.”

Mr Rut­ley said: “It was great to be able to visit Hollinhey School and have the op­por­tu­nity to talk with its en­thu­si­as­tic pupils about such a wide range of is­sues. I know that the school has worked hard over the last year and will be look­ing for­ward to a well earned rest over the sum­mer. I wish the pupils and staff con­tin­ued suc­cess.”

●● MP David Rut­ley vis­ited Hollinhey Pri­mary school in Sut­ton

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