Rory and School1

Rory visited Threlkeld School on Friday, meeting with years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Rory spoke to the children about the life of an MP in both his role as local MP and in Westminster.

Rory met with the school children after receiving a letter and a personal invitation to visit the school from 9 year old Daniel Cooper, who wrote to Rory after a school visit to the Houses of Parliament in April. The visit was based around a question and answer session where the children pressed Rory for his thoughts on politics, history and most importantly the World Cup. After photographs were taken, the children continued to ask further questions, in which Rory happily obliged until Headteacher, Nick Turley, ushered the already late children on to their next class.

Mr Nick Turley said, “It was great of Rory to take the time out of his busy schedule and the children really enjoyed listening to what he had to say and asking questions.”

Following the visit, Rory commented: “What a great school for children to start their educational lives. It is obvious that the children are very happy at Threlkeld School, where a friendly and caring atmosphere is apparent. Small rural schools such as this are at the heart of our communities and one of the best things about my job is getting to visit them!”


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