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Pupils from Oasis Academy Warndon interview their local MP

Pupils from Oasis Academy Warndon interview their local MP

A group of youngsters from a local primary school in the heart of Worcestershire recently had the opportunity to interview their local MP via live video call.

Pupils from three year 6 classes at Oasis Academy Warndon had a fantastic Teams call with local MP, Robin Walker.

The children were very interested in all things politics, Mr Walker’s job and what inspires him to do the role he’s in now.

Ellie Taylor-Smith, Teacher at Oasis Academy Warndon, and the staff member who arranged the call to take place said; “On Friday 12th February our three classes of year 6 children had a Teams call with their local MP Robin Walker. I knew that the children were very interested in how the legal system works and how it effects them, so I emailed their local MP to see if he would be willing to participate in a Teams call with them, he replied quickly and was very excited to speak to the children.”

“I arranged for this interview to happen on the final Friday of term as a celebration at the end of their Legal Eagles theme in Character Curriculum which focusses on learning about the many parts of the UK legal system.”

During the interview, Mr Walker first explained a bit about the role of an MP and what he does in a normal week and how laws are created which the children found very interesting, and the conversation led to some brilliant questions.

Mr Walker was certainly quizzed, and had questions including; How are you planning on improving mental health services? What is your favourite part of your job? What inspired you to be an MP? Have you ever been involved in the creation of an Act of Parliament? How will the government ensure there are jobs for us when we leave school? What can we do to get involved and contribute to the local community?

Robin was elected Member of Parliament for Worcester in May 2010. In his maiden speech to the House of Commons, Robin said: “My first thanks are due to the electors of Worcester, who have sent me to this Chamber, and I am conscious that I shall be forever in their debt. I intend to repay that debt by working tirelessly on their behalf and being Worcester’s man in Westminster.”

Daniel Marsh