PUPILS of an Ellesmere Port primary school started the academic year with a special guest.
Year 5 and 6 children at Parkgate Primary School welcomed Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Andrew Miller to find out more about the life of an politician, how elections are organised in this country and why voting is important.
Teacher Liam O’Sullivan said: “Pupils were given the chance to ask Andrew a series of interesting questions, where we found out many more interesting facts.
“We also found out that hearing Nelson Mandela speak to Parliament was a particular highlight for Andrew and that he works hard not only for the local area but to also develop science and technology across the country.”
The visit was part of the new topic of study entitled ‘Leading the World’.
“Both classes will now take inspiration from the visit to help with their own election campaign for a class council,” added Liam.
“Each class will then go on to discover how other countries around the world are run and learn more about key world leaders from history.
“The staff and children would like to say a big thank you to Andrew for helping us give the perfect start to our new topic and the new school year.
“We hope the visit will see some budding politicians from Parkgate in the future.”