Monday, 23 April 2012

Engaging with local Students

On Friday, I visited Hinchley Wood School - one of the new 'academies' in Elmbridge - and talked to students as part of their active citizenship program. Steve Poole (headteacher) and Nick Lang (citizenship coordinator) briefed me in advance (as pictured below).

I then spoke to a group of students from Years 9 to 11 about the role of an MP (pictured below). I asked which of the three main parts of the job - helping local people, representing the community in Westminster, passing national laws - they felt was the most important. Different students had different priorities, but the overall feedback was fascinating and useful. They were a sparky group, both curious and thoughtful. I am very grateful to the school for the opportunity to engage in this way.


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