It was great to visit Asterdale Primary School last week. This was a wonderful opportunity to highlight UK Parliament Week, a UK-wide festival taking place from 12th-18th November, which aims to engage people, especially young people, from different backgrounds and communities, with the UK Parliament and empower them to get involved.
As part of my visit I participated in a Q&A with the School Council. I was impressed by the challenging questions. I was also pleased to see female pupils enthusiastically marking the 100th anniversary year of women’s suffrage. It was brilliant to see the children engaged in democracy and enthusiastic to learn about politics at such a young age.
Whilst visiting the school, I attended a moving Remembrance Service. This was a chance to commemorate those who fell in war in the local community and across the entire nation. This year particular focus was on WWI, as it is one hundred years since the war ended. It is important that the children are aware of this conflict and the sacrifices their predecessors made.