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Primary school children put MP under the spotlight

MP Mark Hendrick with pupils from St Matthews CE Primary School

MP Mark Hendrick with pupils from St Matthews CE Primary School

BUDDING young movie-makers put on a star turn when they snapped up a local celeb for their new production.

Pupil from St Matthew’s CE Primary School in Preston have entered a special competition organised by the Houses of Parliament.

Entrants were tasked with marling a short film about an issue which interested them.

Year six pupils invited Preston MP Mark Hendrick into the New Hall Lane school for a grilling.

He was put under the spotlight a s the 10 and 11 year olds quizzed him about cyber bullying.

The MP said: “ It was a very interesting event.

“They were lovely children, really nice and the whole event went really well.”

He added: “They had done their research with a list of questions for me to answer. and it was filmed before an audience of parents.”

The questions ranged from Is cyber bullying a big issue to what measures were being taken by the Government to tackle the crime.

The MP said: “The children were very clued up and I talked through the various issues.

“I think this is a very important issue, particularly as all kids carry mobiles, or smartphones these days. “

 

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