West Norfolk pupils had the chance to quiz their MP when he visited their school.
The Q and A session came after North West Norfolk MP James Wild toured Walpole Cross Keys Primary School visiting classes and meeting staff.
They asked questions about the cost of living, the war in Ukraine, bus fares, playground equipment, and tips on becoming an MP.
Mr Wild said: “Village schools face particular challenges, so I was pleased to visit Walpole Cross Keys Primary Academy as part of my commitment to improve educational outcomes locally.
“I was impressed by the passion to learn pupils displayed, and the nurturing environment created by the teachers and staff. The school strives to help children realise their potential, this includes widening pupils’ experiences, such as public speaking competitions and regular school trips.”
Bill Overton, Assistant Head Teacher at the school, added: “Mr Wild’s visit makes the ‘British Values’ that all schools promote seem real. We teach pupils about democracy and how we have elected representatives. Often this is quite an abstract concept for pupils, until they see and can speak to the person that actually represents their views and helps make decisions for our area.”
“We’re also taking part in Parliament Week in November, where we will hold debates and votes in our classes and make some decisions about school life – this will act as an excellent hook for this task,” he continued.