Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Hob nobbing in Schools

Visited three schools in the constituency yesterday. Two were routine visits in Chandlers Ford to schools I had visited before but it was a useful opportunity to catch up on what is currently bothering teachers.
Last stop was Cantell school. The main purpose was to work with a lively group of pupils who are entering the Youth Parliament competition. My main aim was to give them some help and advice on things parliamentary but they had chosen a controversial topic to discuss (not sure any political party would touch it with a bargepole) so we spent some time discussing issues around their imaginary bill. Some hob nobs had been broken open for the occasion and I never cease to wonder at the capacity of teenage boys to eat.