Primary school pupils enjoy trip to Parliament
Youngsters from Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School in Penshaw visited Parliament with their MP, Bridget Phillipson.
Ms Phillipson, who represents Houghton and Sunderland South, said: “During one of my visits to the school I chaired a debate with the children in order to give them a greater awareness of the democratic process and an insight into how Parliament works.
“I was very pleased when the headteacher contacted me for advice on arranging a tour of Parliament for the children.
“I am delighted that the trip was a success.”
Headteacher Barbara Reilly O’Donnell, said: “It was a privilege to take our children to Parliament, to see at first hand our national seat of democracy.”