Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has met with staff and students from Tendring Technology College (TTC), as part of their recent trip to Parliament.
During the visit, on 3rd December, the group were taken on a tour of Parliament, which encompassed both Chambers, the Royal Gallery, and Westminster Hall. The group also joined Giles for a question and answer session, and asked him about the ongoing Brexit negotiations, funding for local services, housing development, and how to support our local high streets.
The visit was arranged through Giles’ office, and anyone can, at certain times, visit Parliament free of charge. Visits for schools or families can be arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and education specific further resources can be found via Parliament’s Education Service: https://www.parliament.uk/education/
Following the visit, Richard Rodd, Director of Inclusion at TTC, said: 'TTC students thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Parliament and very much appreciated the time that Giles spent with them on Monday, especially knowing how busy the next 6 days are going to be for him. They found the experience both informative and inspiring and we hope to continue the trip for many years to come.”
Giles also said:
“It was a great pleasure to have Tendring Technology College here for a visit. I am sure that they learnt a lot and I would like to thank them for their questions. It is a priority for me to engage with local schools, so I can hear more about the concerns of younger people. I am also keen to visit schools when possible, or to have them join me in Parliament, and I hope that everyone who wants to learn more about this particular opportunity will contact my office.”