Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP, Dr Dan Poulter, was pleased to welcome a group of young pupils from Palgrave Primary School during a special visit to the Houses of Parliament.
The young pupils enjoyed a day trip to London where they enjoyed a tour of the Houses of Parliament, before enjoying an exclusive Q&A audience with their MP, Dr Poulter in Parliament’s dedicated education centre. Dr Poulter was pleased to meet with the young pupils where he spoke to them about his role as an MP both in Westminster and back in Suffolk.
Following the Q&A session, the pupils from Palgrave Primary were given a fantastic opportunity to visit No. 10 Downing Street. The children were clearly very excited and once outside Number 10, they were pleased to learn more from Dr Poulter about the history of Downing Street, the importance and layout of the buildings and they even enjoyed a very special guest appearance from Larry, the Downing Street cat.
Commenting on the visit, Dr Poulter said “As a regular visitor to Palgrave Primary School, it was a pleasure to welcome Head Teacher, Julia Waters, members of her team and the group of pupils to Westminster for this very special visit. It is always heartening to see our young people so enthusiastic and engaged about politics. Palgrave Primary School always offer me a very warm welcome, so I was glad to have the opportunity to reciprocate during their visit to Westminster.”
“Visits such as these always are particularly important. They help to strengthen the link between my work as an MP locally here in Suffolk and my work in Parliament, and I hope they will inspire our next generation of voters and decision makers.”
Head Teacher at Palgrave Primary School, Julia Waters said “It was an amazing experience for the children to meet Dr Dan Poulter in Parliament. The debating and Q&A session has really inspired the children in understanding how they can get involved and make a difference to our country. This experience will stay with the children and may even inspire them to take a career in politics.”