An MP comes to call

An MP comes to call

On Friday 3rd November 2017, an MP called Royston Smith came to visit our school. He came in to talk about resilience and his job as an MP. We were all given a chance to ask him questions.  Some of these questions were:

  • Did you always want to be an MP?
  • How long have been in Parliament?
  • What are your views on Brexit?
  • What is it like to be an MP?
  • What is the hardest thing about being an MP?

Mr. Smith answered with very interesting, in-depth answers. He was first elected in 2015. He initially put his name forward in 2010 but did not succeed. After five more years of hard work, he was successful. Royston Smith was inspired by Margaret Thatcher. In his early years, Royston Smith was unsure whether to run for MP because of the tough decisions he would have to make for the community. Mr. Smith claims that if he had not met Margaret Thatcher, he would not have had the privilege of being where he is now.

Mr. Smith spoke to Years 3 to 6 and a group of students from the senior department when he visited. Serena, Year 3, explained, ‘We learned a lot and enjoyed his visit, it was very interesting.’ Kelly, Year 4, commented, ‘He inspired us to work hard at all we do and to show resilience just like he did.’ Orla, Year 5, reported, ‘It was very inspirational and an interesting talk.’ Chido, Year 6, stated, ‘He has taught us how to work hard if we want to do well in the future. The whole school enjoyed Royston Smith’s visit and we hope to see him again in the future.’

By Chido and Oscar – Year 6