Vale of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies was put in the hot seat when visiting a Rhyl primary school last week.
James welcomed a range of questions from four Key Stage 2 classes (Years 3-6) at Ysgol Emmanuel, who had invited the Member of Parliament to the school as part of UK Parliament Week, an annual event that engages people from across the country with their Parliament, and empowers them to get involved.
James spoke to each year group about his role as an MP, and took part in a question and answer session.
Following the visit he said:
“I thoroughly enjoyed my morning at Ysgol Emmanuel. It was a real pleasure to spend time with such polite, enthusiastic young people who showed a keen interest in their area and their country.
“They really put me in the hot seat and I was impressed by the questions they asked, which varied from ‘How did you become an MP?’ to ‘What is the most important law that has ever been passed?’
“It is important to engage our young people in politics as they are our future. I thank all the teaching staff at Ysgol Emmanuel for delivering an excellent programme of activities throughout UK Parliament Week.”
Year 5 teacher, Katie Mason said:
“We covered an array of topics with each year group throughout the week, so by the time James visited on the Friday the children were ready with some quite challenging questions for him.
“The week taught the children much about politics, including the role of MPs, what happens in the House of Commons, policy making, the voting age, and how laws are made.
“The children really enjoyed James coming in to talk to them and gained a lot more knowledge from his visit.”
Deputy Headteacher Linda Coleman, added:
“It was an excellent week with each year group learning about a different aspect of politics and with some of them having the opportunity to take part in debates.
“James’ visit enabled the children to find out more and to question him on local issues.
“They engaged well with him and I thank him for attending.”