High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

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High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Visit from Sir Alan Haselhurst (MP) – Year 6

alanhazelhurstSir Alan visited the school to talk to the Year 6 children about Government, his role as a Member of Parliament and the types of work he is involved in on behalf of the local community. The children had lots of questions for Sir Alan and were interested in finding out more about his meeting with the Queen as well how his work helps others. Sir Alan encouraged the children to become active citizens in their local community and to understand that volunteering was a great way to get involved and to ensure that they help others themselves. He was also keen to point out to the children that although they are not yet able to vote that they still have a voice within the community and are able to seek help, advice or support from him and his office. Mrs Griffiths (Headteacher) said “It is really important that the children understand that there are people to represent their views in government and that, through voting, their views can be taken into account. It also helps them to see how the fundamental British Value of democracy works in practice.”