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Toby Perkins MP with members of Old Hall school council and Sharon Stone, Head Teacher.

Toby Perkins MP with members of Old Hall school council and Sharon Stone, Head Teacher.

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins paid a visit to Old Hall Primary school and praised the children for their attentive listening and deeply thoughtful questions.  Said Toby ‘when I’m in the House of Commons I rarely get faced with such eager anticipation or active listening.  It is something the honourable members on the opposite benches could learn from!’ 

Toby visited the school to discuss local and educational issues with the Headteacher Sharon Stone and Chair of Governors, Mrs Pennington.  He then spoke to year 6 pupils about being an MP, getting elected and what it means to live in and represent Chesterfield while working in Westminster. 

 Toby said ‘the children asked very pertinent questions such as my views on allowing pupils to have holidays in term time, as well as what it is like to be an MP and why I wanted to be one.  I was very impressed by the breadth of their knowledge; knowing what a manifesto was and the names of all the major political parties was impressive’.

‘Parliament encourages pupils of all ages to visit Westminster and the schools programme does an excellent job in hosting these events.  I have met a number of school groups now and I very much look forward to meeting Old Hall pupils in Westminster in the future’.

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