Member of House of Lords visits children at Ludlow Junior School, Southampton

Hampshire Chronicle: Lord Stoneham of Droxford visited children at Ludlow Junior School, Southampton. Lord Stoneham of Droxford visited children at Ludlow Junior School, Southampton.

PUPILS at Ludlow Junior School, Southampton, were given an insight into politics by a member of the House of Lords.

Lord Stoneham of Droxford visited youngsters at the Woolston school for a talk encouraging them to engage more with the political and parliamentary process in this country.

He spoke about the work and role of the House of Lords before a question and answer session on life in Westminster.

The visit was arranged through the Lord Speaker’s Peers in Schools programme.

Simon Watkins, executive head teacher at Ludlow Junior School, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to interact with someone who knows the parliamentary system inside out, as it can sometimes seem far removed from their daily lives.”

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