Jenny visits local primary school for Primary Futures Week

October 17, 2014 4:59 PM

Jenny R and Jenny W with childrenJenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, visited Tredegarville C.I.W Primary School in Adamsdown as part of Primary Futures Week to help pupils make connections between what they learn and the world of work.

Primary Futures Week is led by the National Association of Head Teachers and has been taking place from 13th to 17th October 2014. The aim is to give children a better understanding of the practical requirements needed for work so they can be motivated to improve their literacy and numeracy.

Primary schools who registered with Primary Futures were able to access a network of volunteers from different professions and invite them to talk to children about their job. Jenny registered her interest and Tredegarville Primary School got in touch to arrange the visit.

Commenting, Jenny Willott MP, said:

"I think Primary Futures Week is a great idea and a novel way hopefully to inspire children to see what options are open to them in the future. They can see what jobs they could do and why education is important for those jobs.

"I really enjoyed talking to the Year 6 class about my role as an MP, about what I do in Cardiff and what happens in Parliament. The children were really shocked by how few women there are in Parliament so I hope I've inspired some of the girls in the class to think that going into politics could be for them!"

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