Parliament comes to children at Kingsfield Primary in Chatteris

NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay at Kingsfield Primary

NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay at Kingsfield Primary - Credit: Archant

Freedom of speech and democracy was outlined to pupils at Kingsfield Primary in Chatteris when the school hosted a visit from NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay.

NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay at Kingsfield Primary

NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay at Kingsfield Primary - Credit: Archant

The visit involved him discussing democracy, voting and how parliament works during their school assembly.

Mr Barclay spoke to the pupils about his day to day role as an MP,followed by a wide range of questions from the children.

Headteacher Jo Tomlins said: “It was fabulous to be joined by Mr Barclay today, for the children to hear of his aspirations as a child and his journey to becoming an MP.

“They were incredibly interested in the day to day organisation of parliament and Stephen’s role within that.

NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay at Kingsfield Primary

NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay at Kingsfield Primary - Credit: Archant


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“Our children suggested that MPs should be elected in the same way we elect our school council representatives which is one boy and one girl from each class.”

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