A regular visitor to Whitehouse Community Primary School, Dr Dan particularly enjoyed his visit on Friday 13th July, where he enjoyed a tour of the school to see for himself the recent improvements and changes to enhance classroom provision at the school.
Following the tour, a group of pupils from Year 5 were waiting to enthusiastically put their questions to their local MP. The group were very keen to learn more about Dr Dan's work as an MP, both here in Suffolk and in Westminster.
The group of students were all too keen to discuss matters of democracy with Dr Dan, having recently held their own elections for school House Captains. They very much enjoyed telling Dr Dan about the process, and it was clear that this group of students took their new roles very seriously indeed, wanting to use their new positions to bring about positive change for the school and their fellow students.
Speaking about the visit, Dr Dan said "It's always encouraging to see younger students so engaged with politics, especially coming up with their own ideas and putting forward their own views. It's especially heartening to hear the students' talk about how they want to use their new roles to bring about positive change."
Visits such as these are important in strengthening 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.
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