Dr Dan very much enjoyed a visit to Framlingham's Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School to attend the school's Summer Fete on Friday 16th June.
Ahead of the fete, Dr Dan enjoyed meeting with Headteacher, Mrs Helen Picton and staff, before going on to a lively Question and Answer session with the pupils. In the run up to the General Election, the pupils had run their own "mock" election, creating their own political parties and even writing their own manifestos, so the budding young politicians were all too keen to promote their own policies and ask questions of Dr Dan.
Dr Dan very much enjoyed the Q&A session with the pupils and was thoroughly impressed with the time they had taken to research and think in advance about their ideas, given the wide range of questions which they put to Dr Dan on the day. It's always encouraging to see younger students so engaged with politics. Visits such as these definitely help to strengthen the link between what Dr Dan does as an MP locally and how he can make sure that the voice of our communities here in Suffolk are heard in Parliament.
Immediately after the Q&A session, Dr Dan then accompanied Mrs Picton to the Summer Fete, welcoming bumper numbers of children, parents and the local community to the event. Dr Dan was especially pleased to visit the school's Summer Fete, particularly as this is the first one for several years. The Fete was very well attended and was incredibly popular with pupils and visitors alike - the success of events like these is testament to the hard work of all of those working tirelessly behind the scenes to pull everything together and this community spirit is something which we can be incredibly proud of here in Suffolk.
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