Youngsters from a Bradford school were this week brushing shoulders with MPs in Parliament to encourage them to get involved in politics and their civic responsibilities.

Five students from Carlton Bolling College took part in the day trip to the House of Commons and Whitehall, which included a meeting with the Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude, and a question time with local MPs Philip Davies and Gerry Sutcliffe.

It was organised by the Centre for Politics and Public Participation, a Bradford-based charity.