MP visits local school

May 14, 2013 11:55 AM

Tom with Collingwood School pupils during their morning assemblyCollingwood School in Wallington is the latest school in Carshalton and Wallington to receive a visit from the local MP Tom Brake.

Tom Brake was a guest at the morning assembly at Collingwood where he talked about his role as MP and the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, before being quizzed by pupils about his life as their MP.

Tom said:

"One of the best parts of my job is visiting local schools and meeting with many bright young children and staff. Collingwood School is one of the fantastic, high quality schools which serves Carshalton and Wallington."

"The pupils made an excellent and very attentive audience. I especially enjoyed answering questions they had prepared for me and was very impressed by the level of interest they displayed."

During the visit on Monday 13 May, Tom talked to assembled pupils about his life as a local MP and about his interest in environmental issues which prompted him to become a politician. He also encouraged pupils to get in touch with any issues they wanted to raise with him.

The youngsters then had a chance to ask the questions they had prepared for Tom. They were very enthusiastic with their questioning! There were questions about Tom's dream job as a child and about his favourite subjects at school. Other pupils wanted to know if Tom found the job as MP interesting and whether his parents were proud of him. Others still were eager to find out if Tom had ever met the Queen and if he was friends with any MPs from opposing parties.

Tom concluded the morning by inviting Collingwood School pupils to visit him at the Houses of Parliament later in the year.

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