PUPILS from Bow Primary School visited the Houses of Parliament recently and spent time at the new Education Centre which opened in 2015.

The world-class facility aims to connect young people with Parliament and democracy, inspiring them through its themed rooms and creative and immersive technology.

The 25 pupils were joined by their local MP Mel Stride who described the trip as a ‘return leg’ after he visited them at their school in February. The pupils were led by teacher Christopher Johnston and other teaching staff.

Mr Johnston said: ‘Politics can sometimes be a difficult subject for pupils to relate to but visiting the Houses of Parliament made it all seem a lot more real. The new Education Centre is excellent and spending time with their local MP helped link the visit with back home in Bow. I hope the trip will have further inspired an interest in politics and helped reinforce democratic and inclusive values.’

Mr Stride, who has 43 schools in his Central Devon constituency, added: ‘It was a pleasure to welcome such a well-behaved group of pupils to Westminster and return the kind hospitality I received when I came to Bow in February. I look forward to keeping in touch with the school in the future.’