Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, on Friday 8th September visited Old Catton Junior School to participate in their school assembly on the importance of democracy.
Chloe was invited to Old Catton Junior School ahead of the school’s internal elections for school council representatives, to talk to the pupils about democracy. Chloe explained to the pupils about how MPs are elected and why it is important to participate in democracy, no matter what your age.
Chloe also spent time with Year 6 pupils to discuss what responsibilities elected representatives have, and the importance of being a school council representative. Chloe made comparisons to how the school council is much like parliament, and that it is an honour to represent your peers and community.
Chloe comments “It was a pleasure to visit Old Catton Junior School ahead of their school council elections to talk about the importance of democracy. I think it is vital for MPs to work with schools to explain democracy, elections and politics. It's easy for schools, parents, students or youth groups in Norwich North to contact me to organise a trip to Parliament. I was really impressed with the children's ideas and their school council."