On Friday 1 June, students from Cathedral Academy visited Parliament and took part in a discussion with Mary.
There were 17 students on the trip, from years seven through to 11. In addition to the talk from Mary, the visit consisted of a curriculum-based tour of the Palace of Westminster.
The students also took part an interactive workshop in the new state of the art Parliamentary Education Centre in one of the Parliament-themed learning rooms, where they had the opportunity to explore Parliament’s work in more depth.
Following the visit, Mary said: “I was delighted to be able to dash back to Westminster from Wakefield on Friday afternoon to speak to the students from Cathedral Academy. They asked some great questions and made some perceptive observations in our discussion about the EU referendum and its fallout - I definitely spotted some budding politicians! As the referendum showed, it’s so important that we open up politics to young people and I encourage any local school to get in touch with my office if they would like to arrange a similar visit.”
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