MP goes back to school to give lesson in democracy
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