Wychbold pupils question local MP
MP, Nigel Huddleston visited Wychbold First and Nursery School on Friday 4th November to meet and be interviewed by the school council.
The school got in touch with their local MP, as they have recently set up the new school council and wanted their first job to be speaking to someone who understands the importance of democracy and representing others.
The children asked questions such as 'What did you want to be when you grew up?' Nigel said “Lots of things! I wanted to be a teacher, a fireman, a policeman. It wasn’t until my late teens at university that I decided that being a politician would be an option”.
The children also asked, 'what was his favourite thing about the job?' Nigel replied “Things like this. I do lots of travelling for my job but seeing my constituents is the best thing. I get to see behind the scenes at lots of different schools, and businesses".
Finally, the children asked, “Why is caring for the environment so important?”
Nigel’s response was “In our government, we can help people to do the right thing for the environment. We can make laws to prevent damage to the environment. We live in an area with lots of green spaces. We can do damage to the world and we need to be careful that we are not polluting or using too much energy, for example.”
Rebecca Wilks, Head of School at Wychbold First and Nursery School said, “The children loved the visit, they were really engaged in what Nigel had to say and asked him some fantastic questions.”