Pupils from St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School got a taste of political life inside Westminster during a recent trip to the Houses of Parliament.
The group took part in a tour of the Houses of Parliament and attended a workshop at the onsite Education Centre where they learned about the workings of Parliament and put questions to their local MP Suella Braverman.
The Fareham MP met with pupils to discuss her role in Parliament after they had finished their tour which included Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster which dates back to 1097. Afterwards, pupils visited the Education Centre which is specifically designed for school visits, where the group spent time in a replica House of Commons chamber and learned about democracy and how the role of parliament has evolved in British life over the centuries.
Speaking after the school visit, Suella Braverman MP said:
“It was a real pleasure to speak to the pupils from St Anthony’s and hear their questions about Parliament. It is an important element of our democracy that Parliament is accessible to everyone, so I am always delighted to welcome Fareham constituents and local schools to Parliament to show them this wonderful and historic place.
“If anyone in Fareham would like to arrange a tour of Parliament then this can be done by contacting me via my website.”