MP meets Petworth Primary pupils at the Houses of Parliament

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met students from The Petworth Primary School during their visit to the Houses of Parliament last month.

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The 60 pupils from years 5 and 6 are learning about Parliament and democracy.  They met their MP during a ‘People’s Parliament’ tour and workshop.  Mr Herbert spoke to them about his work as a Member of Parliament before answering their questions.

The People’s Parliament workshop took place in the Discovery Space, a dedicated exhibition in the Education Centre in the Palace of Westminster.  The children experienced an immersive 360-degree projection of historic events from Parliament’s past. 

Mr Herbert said: “It was a pleasure to welcome so many of the children from Petworth Primary School to Westminster and to hear what they had learned from their visit.  I was delighted to answer some of their questions, and I hope they have enjoyed following up the visit with classroom projects.”  



1.     Photograph – Nick Herbert with pupils from Petworth Primary School

2.     To find out more about the Parliament Education Centre, opened by Professor Brian Cox in 2015, see