Fallibroome Academy students in Parliament

Over 60 students from Fallibroome Academy’s Year 8 spent the day in Parliament recently, and on their visit met with local MP, David Rutley, for a question and answer session.

David met with the large group of students in the Parliament Education Centre’s Lords Room, and spoke with them about his work as an MP representing Macclesfield in Parliament, as well as his role as a Minister at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

David also tested the students on the knowledge of Parliamentary procedure and language that they had acquired during their visit. He then answered a range of thoughtful questions from the students about current issues of the day, such as the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, as well as more detailed questions on the work of MPs.

Prior to meeting with David, the students had enjoyed a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster, and taken part in workshops to learn more about how Parliament works, and our democratic processes.

David is always pleased to meet with local schools, including in Parliament. Any local schools interested in visiting the Houses of Parliament can find more information on arranging a visit at: www.parliament.uk/education

Speaking after the visit, David said, “Fallibroome’s Year 8 students demonstrated great enthusiasm and knowledge of how our Parliament works, and of our democratic institutions. It was clear that they had learned a lot on their visit and this showed in the impressive questions that they answered. I hope the students enjoyed their visit and I look forward to meeting more student groups from Macclesfield in Parliament in the future.”

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