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Democracy lessons on timetable at Pershore school

Rob George 22nd Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

YOUNGSTERS from a Pershore school have learnt about British values and democracy from the town’s MP Harriett Baldwin.

The West Worcestershire MP visited Holy Redeemer RC Primary School on Friday (April 15) to give children first-hand experience of what it is like to debate contentious issues.

Mrs Baldwin also took part in a question and answer session where she was quizzed about her job, her background and even her views on the EU referendum.

“The children chose to debate whether school uniform should be compulsory and it was clearly an issue they all felt very strongly about,” Mrs Baldwin said.

“It was useful to hear their views and I hope to hear more about local speeding issues, which was raised during the questioning session.

“I hope the school will take the opportunity to visit Parliament to see where I represent them each week,” she added.

Headteacher Christina Hall said: “It was lovely to have an MP visit the school to talk to the children.

“We’ve done a lot of work on British values and democracy, so it was fantastic for the children to learn about the working life of an MP. Everyone particularly enjoyed the mock vote which Harriett organised for us.”