I recently visited Town Lane Primary School in Bebington to meet the children there, and hear about their views.
It was a pleasure to talk about my work in Wirral and the workings of Westminster with the children. My visit was in relation to the work the children have been doing on learning about the UN convention of Children’s rights.
Whilst obviously subjects such as English, Maths and Science are very important for a child’s education and development, these days children learn a lot about how our local area and how our country is run. They learn about how they can make their opinions known and make a difference.
Some children I spoke to are members of the school council which provides a voice for them all. It allows the school council representatives to raise issues on behalf of the children at the school.
Children will be affected by decisions taken today and it is only right that at every opportunity that they should learn about how democracy works and be given a voice so as they get older they are a part of the political process.
I played an interactive game with the children in which they become the government and the opposition. Once they had their roles they would debate an issue and then vote on it.
I really enjoyed visiting and if other primary schools in my constituency would like me to come and talk about politics with pupils and play the House of Commons game then I would be happy to do so.
Just contact my office to arrange a visit.