Basingstoke’s MP, Maria Miller, recently visited both Park View and St Anne’s Primary Schools to speak to pupils who have been taking part in Parliament Week activities.
Maria commented “With a war in Ukraine and terror events in Israel it’s never been more important to ensure democracy and democratic principles are never taken for granted. Parliament Week has given young people across Basingstoke the opportunity to discuss what it is to be British and understand how the different elements of Parliament work together to support our democratic values.
“Pupils from both schools asked me lots of interesting questions and shared their views. I would like to thank the students and staff at both schools for inviting me.”
Mrs Kate Norman, Foundation Curriculum Leader at Park View School said “Each year during Parliament Week we teach the children about Parliament and the Government. This Year we had the additional focus in how we have a role in Parliament - we have selected a topic and will be putting a petition on the Government website.
Maria joined us on Friday to conclude our Week, she talked to the children about her role and asked them what they thought of Basingstoke.”
Mrs Martine Sadie, Headteacher at St Anne’s School added “At the end of Parliament Week we were delighted to welcome our local MP, Maria Miller to our school. She met with staff and our School Council. The children had the opportunity to ask questions about parliament and share ideas about their community. It was a fantastic week, and the children are now empowered to let their voices be heard. Well done to all who took part!”
More information about UK Parliament Week 2023 can be found on the Parliament Week website, here.
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