A group of keen and interested Junior School children visited Westminster recently as guests of local MP, Flick Drummond. This was a specially arranged trip for the Debating Club members and it turned out to be a truly memorable day. Not only did they enjoy a thoroughly fascinating tour of the Lords and Commons with Flick as their personal guide the children also got to ask her questions in one of the Select Committee meeting rooms. They discussed the EU referendum and the age at which children should be allowed to vote, displaying their impressive debating skills in the process. Flick also told them about why she became an MP and all about her role.
Unexpectedly, we also witnessed a very moving and humbling session of the main House, where speeches were made in memory of Jo Cox MP. To witness the House speaking as one about a colleague who was so cruelly taken, was both a privilege and an experience for those present they will never forget.
The children who attended were a shining example of the bright, confident and articulate pupils we nurture at PGS and we were extremely proud of them.