Valerie discusses British Values at Pheasey Park Farm Primary

I visited Pheasey Park Farm Primary School on Wimperis Way on Friday 27 November 2015 to discuss British Values with Year 6 ‘Badge Holders’ as part of the School’s British Values Week.

The School’s British Values Week was part of the Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Mental element of the Curriculum and focuses on the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

The pupils asked me a wide range of questions about my work as a Member of Parliament and why I decided to stand for election. I was very impressed by how interested they were and how much understanding of the political process they had. I told them about my day to day work as a Member of Parliament which involves my work on the Science & Technology Select Committee and chairing debates in Westminster Hall as a Member of the Panel of Chairs, in the Chamber asking questions and debates and in the constituency.”

I asked the pupils about the issues that matter to them. They raised issues including charges for plastic bags, the terrorist attacks in Paris and military intervention in Syria. I was very impressed by their awareness of current affairs and politics and that they were already clear about their own views on these subjects.

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