Visit from our MP Dean Russell- by Mollie, Dexter and Ms Robinson
On Friday 21st April we had a visit from Dean Russell, who is Watford's Member of Parliament (MP). He talked to the whole school about his life and work in assembly and everyone got to ask him questions. Some of the questions were: "Do you like your job?", "How did you get your job?" "What do you like doing in your spare time?" "Teachers are striking because they don't get paid enough. How is that going to be sorted out?" "Why do Prime Ministers keep resigning?" "Do you think there are any new laws that need to be made?" "Do you get to go to parties as part of your job?"
The staff were very proud of the children's thoughtful questions and the respect that they showed to Dean. We all learnt a lot about what MPs do and how government works. This helps us to understand how our rights are upheld by our government, like article 4 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child tells us: Governments have a responsibility to take all available measures to make sure children's rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. Dean signed an agreement to uphold this article and represent us and our rights in parliament. We are very grateful to him and his colleagues for taking the time to help us.