High Peak MP Robert Largan recently visited Charlesworth Primary School to answer the children’s questions, and to find out more about their problems getting to school.
Mr Largan initially spoke to the children about what a Member of Parliament does, and how Parliament and government works. The Queen’s role in the Government was of particular interest to the children, given the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The children were then given the chance to field questions to their MP, on subjects as varied as The Queen’s Jubilee, NATO, Ukraine, and, of course, football!
After a good-natured grilling from the students, Mr Largan accompanied the student council, along with headteacher Mr Whiston, to the crossroads in the centre of the village to learn about the problems the students have getting to school.
Charlesworth is often used by commuters as a shortcut to get to Manchester, and as a result the roads are often very busy in the morning. This makes it difficult for the students to get to school, as the traffic is constant—with little opportunity to cross the road safely.
The children are campaigning to have a crossing put in place in the village, to make crossing the busy main road safer for children and parents.
Mr Largan has lent his full support to the students’ campaign, and is working with them and their local Councillor, George Wharmby, to get a crossing built.
Robert Largan, MP for High Peak, said:
“I’m really impressed by the questions the children asked. There are clearly some future journalists at Charlesworth Primary!
“The School and the student council have my full backing in their campaign to get a crossing.
“Making sure children can get to school safely is hugely important. and a crossing will put parents minds at ease.”