Mary Invites Dane Royd Pupils to Parliament
Mary invited pupils and staff from Dane Royd Primary School to Parliament on Tuesday 10th November. The children were in London to perform as part of the Wakefield Massed Choir at the Royal Albert Hall and visited parliament to meet Mary and look round the famous Palace of Westminster. Mary asked the group to perform an extract from the song "Sun in Splendour" in Parliament and also attended the event at the Royal Albert Hall in the evening.
Dane Royd Headteacher Jane Barry said: "We were delighted to be asked to take part in the Music for Youth at the Royal Albert Hall by Geraldine Gaunt of the Wakefield Music Service. The experience will really help pupils develop their creative potential through musical activities. As part of the day we were privileged to be invited to the Houses of Parliament by special invitation from Mary Creagh MP. Both experiences enrich the children’s' lives and will never be forgotten."
Year 6 pupil Erin Allot, aged 11, said: "When arrived at the Houses of Parliament we had to be scanned for phones and other metal objects. This was lots of fun. We felt like we were in an airport going on holiday."
"Ms Creagh asked us if we would like to be an MP, I thought it would be a really interesting job. In some ways it sounded like it would be really hard becuse they go to lots of meetings late into the night, but in other ways lots of fun, such as making up rules for people to follow."
Mary said: "I was thrilled that Dane Royd took the time to come and visit Parliament. It was a treat to welcome them and show them round. I was delighted that they were able to fill Committee Room 12 with their beautiful singing - that doesn't happen in the Commons every day!"