This week, Nus Ghani welcomed children from Sacred Heart School, Wadhurst, to Parliament for a tour and a question-and-answer session.
The group of year six students enjoyed a workshop at Parliament’s Education Centre on the history of the oldest democratic chamber in the world, followed by a tour of the Palace of Westminster, including access to both the House of Commons and the Lords chambers.
During their lively question-and-answer session with Nus, the students asked questions on everything from the food in Parliament to Brexit.
Commenting on the visit, Ms Ghani said: “It was fantastic to meet such an engaged group of young students from Wadhurst. They asked very interesting questions on democracy, elections and football. I was delighted to share my place of work and I hope I was able to shed some light on what it is like to be a Member of Parliament and a legislator.
My aim as the MP for Wealden is to inspire future politicians, regardless of their backgrounds, and to open up access to parliament. I could not recommend school tours enough; they are are an excellent way for young people to experience Parliament because they enable students to ‘access all areas’.
I am pleased that so many schools from Wealden take advantage of the programme offered by the Parliament Education Service and I would strongly encourage all Wealden schools who have not yet visited Parliament to get in touch with me in order to arrange a visit.”
Nus is always happy to meet visitors from Wealden to talk about the politics and history of Westminster, the work of an MP and local issues. If you would like to book a tour or a school visit please contact Nus at: Nusrat.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see http://www.parliament.uk/education/visiting-parliament/ for more details.