Downham Market students get political for quiz with MP

Elizabeth Truss MP Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, will be joining pupils and staff at Hillcrest Primary, Downham Market to mark Comic Relief day and to take part in a question and answer session, with members of the school council, the pupils are dressed up for Comic Relief.
Elizabeth Truss MP Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, will be joining pupils and staff at Hillcrest Primary, Downham Market to mark Comic Relief day and to take part in a question and answer session, with members of the school council, the pupils are dressed up for Comic Relief.

Pupils at a school in Downham got political when they were visited by their local MP on Friday last week.

Students at Hillcrest Primary School were paid a visit by South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss, which coincided with Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.

Ms Truss also took part in a question and answer session with them, which saw the students tackle topics such as Brexit and the possibility of a second Scottish referendum.

Headteacher Matthew Try said: “It was very interesting, even Ms Truss said afterwards that they were carefully targeted questions. They also asked about male and female pay, and school budgets. They were strong, political questions, and Ms Truss was very good at answering all of the questions.”

Mr Try said the MP also took the opportunity to ask them about what facilities they would like to see in the town, which included more coffee shops and leisure resources.

The year four, five and six children, who form part of the school council, were dressed up as the Red Nose Day characters, including a doctor, a mummy and Frankenstein.

The school raised a total of £673.60 for the Red Nose Day cause thanks to their fundraising efforts throughout the day.

Pictured are members of the school council with MP Elizabeth Truss.

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