Pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School grilled their local MP Rosie Cooper over her role as MP and her favourite pet animal on her visit to the school.
Members of the Pupil Council invited Rosie to visit and face questions from their fellow pupils ahead of a school trip to Parliament later in the year.
Rosie spoke to the children about her work as the MP for West Lancashire. They also asked questions about the history of Parliament.
Rosie was given a tour of the school by head teacher Mark Nolan and Governor Father Boniface to show the children’s work.
Following the visit MP Rosie said:
“Questions from school children are some of the toughest MPs face. They can ask the most direct or the most obviously simple questions that adults tend to ignore.
“I thank the pupils, staff and governors for the warm welcome.
“I am always encouraged to see what fantastic work is being achieved in our local schools. The maturity and inquisition of our young people never fails to amaze me.
“I’m sure the children will have plenty of questions when they visit Parliament in a few months time.”
Head Teacher Mark Nolan said:
"Rosie made a point of saying hello to all of our children - visiting every class.
“The children were fully engaged by her informative and frank answers to their questions.
“The children now have a real understanding of the role of their MP, what a tough job it can be and how rewarding it is serving our community.
“The Pupil Council have been inspired - seeing how engaging in democracy can bring about change.
“A wonderful visit, the children are very grateful to our MP Rosie Cooper for taking the time to come and see us."