Matt Warman MP has hosted visits to Parliament for three schools in the last month, during which students questioned him about his work as Member of Parliament for Boston and Skegness.
Year 11 and 13 students from Haven High Academy’s Leadership Pathways Team visited on Wednesday 25th November, followed by A Level humanities students from Boston High School on Friday 27th. Both schools enjoyed a tour of Parliament, including seeing the House of Commons Chamber and the House of Lords, and met with Matt for a question and answer session. Carlton Road Primary School also visited earlier in November for a tour and a workshop at Parliament’s new state-of-the-art education centre.
The students questioned Matt on a wide range of issues, including the voting age, military action in Syria and his day-to-day work in Parliament and the constituency, as well as debating their own views on these matters.
Matt said, “It was fantastic to welcome students from so many different schools this month, in addition to the other schools who have visited since the election. We had insightful discussions about various issues, including votes for 16 and 17 year olds, and the students had some very thoughtful questions for me. I am looking forward to hosting more school groups in the future, and any schools which would like my help in organising a visit are welcome to get in touch at any time.”
Boston Witham Academies Federation Executive Headteacher Adrian Reed said, “Haven High and Carlton Road children had a fantastic experience visiting both Houses of Parliament. Matt Warman, our MP, made the day extra special by meeting with them in a committee room, answering their questions and encouraging young people to become engaged in the democratic process”.
Students from Boston High school commented that they had a very interesting meeting with Matt, and respected his frankness on Syria and Europe. They all enjoyed hearing more about Matt’s Select Committee work and also his role as MP in working for all his constituents. Richard Busby, Head of History, Economics and Business Studies at the School, added, “The pupils wish to express their thanks to Matt and his team for arranging the guided tour and taking time to meet us.”
- More information about school visits to Parliament can be found by contacting Matt, or via the following link: http://www.parliament.uk/education/visit-parliament-with-your-school/