Pupils give MP a grilling
SCHOOL pupils gave their MP a grilling when they enjoyed a visit to the Houses of Parliament.
The youngsters who represent the School Council at Dean Valley Primary School in Bollington got a taste of real-life politics when they went on the visit to London to meet MP David Rutley at Parliament.
Mr Rutley, MP for Macclesfield, faced a lively discussion and question-and-answer session with the pupils who had a tour of the Houses of Parliament buildings.
The tour was organised by Parliament’s Education Service and the children had the chance to find out first-hand more about how Parliament works.
Following their tour, the pupils met with Mr Rutley in one of the Parliamentary committee rooms, with Vicky McPherson, their headteacher at Dean Valley Primary School, taking on the role of Speaker throughout the session. Mr Rutley told the pupils about his work as an MP and answered questions ranging from his work as a MP to the future of Macclesfield town centre.
He said how impressed he was with the youngsters on their visit.
Mr Rutley said: “I am grateful to the Dean Valley School Council and their teachers for making time in their busy schedule to meet with me. It was good to be able to explain to the children more about how Parliament works and answer the questions they raised.
“I was struck by how well-informed even the youngest local school pupils were.
“It is important to help them learn more about our proud democratic traditions.”