Students in Brandon and Elveden learn lessons in democracy from MP Matthew Hancock

STAFF Matthew Hancock MP visits Forest Academy in Brandon to talk to children about life as an MP, a

STAFF Matthew Hancock MP visits Forest Academy in Brandon to talk to children about life as an MP, as part of the school's Parliament Week. - Credit: Archant

Pupils got a lesson in British democracy from their MP Matthew Hancock during a week dedicated to learning about politics.

STAFF Matthew Hancock MP visits Forest Academy in Brandon to talk to children about life as an MP, a

STAFF Matthew Hancock MP visits Forest Academy in Brandon to talk to children about life as an MP, as part of the school's Parliament Week. - Credit: Archant

The West Suffolk MP visited Forest Academy in Brandon and Elveden Academy to talk to children in years one to six about life as an MP.

At Forest Academy he enacted a Parliamentary debate on a new school rule proposed by pupils – not having to wear uniform – which proved a popular proposal.

Pupils at the two schools had been participating in Parliament Week, learning and taking part in activities about the history of British democracy.

Key Stage One pupils learnt about Guy Fawkes and his infamous Gun Powder Plot, while Key Stage Two pupils learnt about the origins of the Magna Carta and the women's suffrage movement.


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Even the schools' youngest students got involved with a Parliamentary dressing up box, featuring a House of Commons backdrop, robes and a mock Bill.

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