Pupils from Pembrey School have recently visited Parliament. During their visit, they enjoyed a full tour of the Houses of Parliament, and were able to go into the House of Commons and see where the MPs sit and where the Prime Minster and the Leader of the Opposition stand at Prime Minister’s questions, as well as where MPs vote. They saw some TV interviewing going on in Central Lobby and several pupils hoped they might star in the background as extras.
After their tour, they met Nia Griffith MP for a discussion about how MPs debate topics and make decisions about what laws we need and what to spend our money on. Then the pupils had a chance to debate and vote on whether we should build a third runway at Heathrow or not.
Commenting on the visit, Nia Griffith MP said,
“It was a real pleasure to meet pupils from Pembrey School on their visit to Westminster. They were genuinely interested in seeing how parliament works, and I was particularly impressed by the way that so many of them made very thoughtful contributions to a debate we had about whether or not we should build a third runway at Heathrow. I can see that we have young people here who will not be afraid to speak up for their communities and what they believe in, and I wish them all the very best for the future.”