The Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley, Nigel Evans has recently welcomed pupils from the local primary school Barrow URC to Westminster, to visit the Palace and learn about how democracy works in the UK.
Led by teacher Mrs Porter, Year 6 pupils from Barrow URC were in Westminster to visit the UK Parliament Education Centre, where students are taught about how Parliament functions as well shown around the estate on a unique tour. All of this is offered free of charge to schools and pupils.
Nigel took the opportunity to speak with the students about his role as an MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons as well as taking questions from the students. The children raised a range of very interesting and pertinent questions, so much so that Nigel has now raised several of these issues with his departmental colleagues on the pupils’ behalf.
“It is always great to have the opportunity to speak to students and young people, not only to help teach them about how law-making and democracy works, but to help build engagement with the process, in order that they can take an active part in it.
“Barrow URC fielded an incredibly intelligent and well-mannered class, and they were very well informed on current events - it was a pleasure to meet them all. I am confident we will see some future politicians and leaders emerge from the Year 6s at Barrow in the not-too-distant future”
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