Havant’s MP has embarked on a tour of all the primary schools in the area starting with Springwood Infant and Junior Schools.
Conservative MP Alan Mak said he wants his visits of the schools to tie in with the start of the new academic year and to allow young people to get a better understanding of politics.
During the visit Mr Mak answered any questions the students had about his role in the town and what his day-to-day duties were in the House of Commons.
Mr Mak was greeted by more than 100 students at the school in Springwood Avenue, Stakes, who listened to what the MP had to say about ways he aims to improve education across Havant.
The MP praised staff at the school for getting the students interested in politics, and teaching them about this year’s general election – students even carried out their own mock election in the weeks leading up to May 7.
‘I had a fantastic time visiting Springwood Infant and Junior Schools,’ said Mr Mak.
‘We talked about British values, democracy and local issues.
‘The children had excellent questions, and were clearly very interested in my role as local MP.’
Since being elected into office, Mr Mak has shown his commitment to developing the education sector in Havant, by setting up the Havant Education Leaders’ Forum.
The forum has been introduced to bring together local senior school leaders to share ideas on what they can do to create a stronger school spirit in the area.
One element which really impressed the Conservative MP, was that students at Springwood had created their own student council.
‘It is important that children’s opinions on a range of topics are heard, from lunch arrangements to ideas to improve their community,’ added Mr Mak.
‘I’m sure there are many future MPs amongst the children I met here.
‘I hope to welcome some of the students into parliament in the near future to visit or one day as colleagues.’