CHILDREN at a local primary school are being visited this week by their local MP for UK Parliament Week.

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins will visit Wibsey Primary School to be quizzed by pupils and talk about democracy, her work at Parliament, and taking part in debates.

UK Parliament Week ran last week, but Wibsey Primary is holding events this week to teach children about politics.

A mock polling station is being set up to teach pupils about the voting process, they will learn about how laws are made, and also take part in debates.

Key Stage 2 are also learning about the Suffragette movement following the 100th anniversary of women being given the vote.

Nigel Cooper, headteacher, said: “We have been providing Wibsey Primary pupils with exceptional experiences about democracy.

“UK Parliament Week builds on work the school has done to help pupils understand how democracy works and learn about British Values.

“For example, in July, 2017, members of the School Council went to London to explore the Palace of Westminster to find out how UK democracy has been shaped.

“Pupils were set a secret mission to answer questions about how it all began, how issues in Parliament are debated and how the public can get their voices heard.”

David Clark, head of education and engagement at UK Parliament, added: “There are many exciting events as part of this year’s UK Parliament Week, and we are delighted Wibsey Primary School is taking this opportunity to get involved in their democracy and also to celebrate one of the most important centenaries in British democratic history.

“We can only work towards a more equal society if we all engage with democracy which is why Wibsey Primary School’s support is so important.”