Visit from Alec Shelbrooke (MP)
This morning, we were visited by Mr Alec Shelbrooke (Conservative Member of Parliament for Elmet & Rothwell). His visit was to meet the Year 4 children in order to see what they had been learning about through their PSHE topic of democracy from earlier in the school year. The children had created their own political parties – including the Sensible Party and the Nature Party – and Mr Shelbrooke was shown the manifestos that the children had written in small groups. He was very impressed with the amount of discussion and debate that had gone into agreeing the intended aims and projects for each party. Following this, the children were told all about the life of an MP at Westminster and asked a range of questions about topics including defence, the House of Lords and how noisy the House of Commons can be!
As it was Christmas jumper day today, we were delighted to see that Mr Shelbrooke joined in the fun by sporting a rather festive cardigan. We were incredibly grateful for him taking the time to visit us and the children really enjoyed having the opportunity to discuss politics with a real MP.