Friday, 24 November 2017

MP gives pupils an insight into politics

JOHN Howell visited budding politicians at St Mary’s School in Henley.

JOHN Howell visited budding politicians at St Mary’s School in Henley.

The Henley MP talked to the eight members of the school council about politics and democracy.

He has already visited every state school in the constituency and was invited to the independent school for a tour.

Mr Howell said: “It was a great invitiation and I had a good look around the school.

“The school council is the first time that young people will have been elected to serve on something like that.

“It can make some real decisions on changes in the school and it’s an important role.”

Headteacher Rob Harmer said the council had been set up this year and he was eager for the members to learn about how Mr Howell represents the constituency.

He said: “They were able to learn how our school council can represent the views of our pupils as a whole.

“They help in the decision-making process, whether it’s gaining new play equipment at playtime or talking about school lunches and changing menus.

“Their views are being considered in the way we run the school.”

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