Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois paid a recent visit to Ashingdon Primary Academy where he was quizzed on his role as a Member of Parliament by members of the School Council.
Mark was put through his paces by representatives from each class across the school and questions varied from why he became an MP, through the hours that he works and whether he had met any famous people as part of the job.
The school are also preparing to elect next year’s school councillors and Mark was present when some of the budding candidates explained to the Deputy Head why they would like to seek office, on behalf of their fellow classmates.
Commenting on his experience Mark said:
“It is good to see that democracy is alive and well at Ashingdon Primary Academy and that quite a number of children came forward, wanting to be elected to represent their classmates. It’s good to see young people so interested in the democratic process and that they are being taught this from an early age.”