MP grilled by ‘Ques­tion Time’ stu­dents

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

A SCHOOL wel­comed a mem­ber of par­lia­ment as part of its mis­sion to ed­u­cate stu­dents about pol­i­tics and Bri­tish val­ues.

Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley joined Sixth Form stu­dents at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege, who quizzed him about pol­i­tics and his work in Par­lia­ment.

Mr Rut­ley was in­vited by the col­lege’s prin­ci­pal, Tony Billings, to help en­able pupils to learn more about our political sys­tem and Bri­tish val­ues.

In a ‘Ques­tion Time’ style for­mat, Mr Rut­ley fielded ques­tions from stu­dents, rang­ing from tu­ition fees to the up­com­ing EU ref­er­en­dum.

The stu­dents also took time to find out more about Mr Rut­ley’s work as an MP, and ex­plained to him how their val­ues have pos­i­tively in­flu­enced their education.

Speak­ing fol­low­ing the visit, Mr Rut­ley said: “It was great to be in­vited to All Hal­lows once again, and speak to the pupils about Bri­tish pol­i­tics, my work as an MP, and the sig­nif­i­cance placed upon our cit­i­zen­ship.

“I was most im­pressed by their ques­tions and their views on such a wide-rang­ing set of is­sues.

“I look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to keep in touch with Mr Billings and the school in the months ahead.”

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