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Youngsters visit Westminster

Thursday 5th March 2015

IN one of the largest groups ever to visit the Houses of Parliament, 60 year 6 children from Brunswick House Primary School, Maidstone, took a tour of Westminster to find out more about how their country is run.

Led by Dr Jonathan Rodgers and a small army of teachers and assistants, the visit coincided with the 750th anniversary of the first ever Parliament in England, in the huge Westminster Hall in 1265. 

After their tour the children’s local MP Helen Grant presented all of them with a certificate of attendance signed by her before a group photo was taken on the steps of Westminster Hall.

Ms Grant said: “I do all I can to try and create awareness within young people of our democratic system. Visits like this are a great way to start the conversation and I hope to visit the school again soon to perhaps run a question and answer session for the children.”