Re­li­gious Ed­u­ca­tion Am­bas­sadors meet MP at Houses of Par­lia­ment

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS -

COEDCAE’S Re­li­gious Ed­u­ca­tion Am­bas­sadors en­joyed a re­cent visit to the Houses of Par­lia­ment cour­tesy of Llanelli MP Nia Grif­fith.

The 10 young­sters had a tour which in­cluded the Com­mons Cham­ber and they also vis­ited the room where the Queen pre­pares for the State Open­ing of Par­lia­ment.

Lo­cated above the en­trance to St Stephen’s Hall, the site of nu­mer­ous demon­stra­tions, pupils saw a light sculpture ded­i­cated to the Suf­fragettes; pupils stood in the foot­steps of the hun­dreds of thou­sands of women and men who went to Par­lia­ment to fight for women’s right to the vote.

Everyone’s in­ter­ests and imag­i­na­tions were sparked at the sight of the statue with the miss­ing spur. The suf­fragette, Mar­jorie Hume chained her­self to this statue and the spur was bro­ken off when po­lice came to re­move her.

After seeing this, it seemed fit­ting that they were lucky enough to spend time with two fe­male MPs.

The am­bas­sadors were met by Llanelli MP Nia Grif­fith, who pre­sented them with cer­tifi­cates to com­mem­o­rate their visit. To­nia An­to­ni­azzi, MP for Gower also met with pupils for an in­for­mal chat.

The am­bas­sadors are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing Ms Grif­fith into school to fur­ther dis­cuss the links be­tween reli­gion and pol­i­tics, and to find out more about a day in the life of an MP.

The am­bas­sadors with their cer­tifi­cates from Nia Grif­fith MP.

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