Stonehouse school visited by local parliamentarian for project
The Primary 7 class of Newfield Primary School were visited by their local MSP as they completed their project work on the Scottish Parliament.
Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse paid tribute to the Stonehouse based primary school for their research and work into discovering more about the Scottish Parliament.
In preparation for Christina’s visit to the school, and thanks to the hard work of teachers Ms Newton, Mrs Colquhoun and Mrs Smith, the pupils of Newfield Primary personally wrote to their MSP asking for her to address their class. In their letters, the pupils also told Christina what they would like to see changed about their area.
In her personal reply to every pupil who wrote to her, SNP MSP Christina reiterated her long-standing support for Stonehouse and thanked the pupils for their excellent suggestions.
Commenting on the visit, Christina McKelvie MSP said:
“I was in complete awe of the Primary 7 pupils of Newfield Primary school as they showed all the research and work they have done in learning about the Scottish Parliament.
“Thanks to their teacher, Ms Netten, and others throughout the school, it’s clear to see the pride and dedication that has been instilled in the pupils.
“The letters, questions and answers the pupils gave to me were incredible. From wanting to have a cinema here in Stonehouse – which I have already started working on to achieve – to creating more jobs and opportunities throughout their community, it’s clear to see the pupils care deeply about their area.
“I want to thank Newfield Primary for allowing me to come along to visit their class and reiterate my support for them and for everyone throughout Stonehouse.
Commenting on the visit, Laura Horn, Head Teacher, Newfield Primary added:
“The P7 pupils really enjoyed the visit from Christina McKelvie, finding out about the role of our elected members of Parliament.
“They were very interested in the wide variety of duties that MSPs undertake both at the Scottish Parliament and within the community. The pupils would like to thank you for visiting the school and giving an insight to their parliamentary project”.