Peak Dale Primary School, a small and friendly school in the village of Peak Dale near Buxton, was recently paid a visit by local MP Robert Largan.
Class 3, which includes years 4, 5 and 6, took the High Peak MP to task, asking how he became an MP, the best and worst thing about being an MP, and what Parliament is like. Robert told them about his career, and how he likes meeting people and making a real difference to their lives.
Robert asked the children what they care about, and what they would like to do when they grow up. Class 3 shared their hopes to protect endangered species, and to save the natural environment. With these environmental credentials in mind, the pupils said they would like to work with animals, training as vets and teachers in the future.
For the final topic of the debate, Robert asked what they care about locally. The pupils said the Monsal Trail, so Robert took a vote on keeping the Monsal Trail, or reinstating the trail as a railway line. On this subject, Class 3 were unanimous in wanting to keep the Trail.
Robert Largan MP for High Peak:
“It was lovely to visit Peak Dale Primary School this morning and chat to Class 3.
“They posed a lot of thoughtful questions to keep me on my toes, covering everything from animal rights to Cristiano Ronaldo.
“They’re an adorable class and great fun. Visiting schools is one of the best parts of my job!”