Craigbank Parliamentary visit


Christina McKelvie MSP on hand to support primary pupils


Staff and pupils experienced the Scottish Parliament this week as Craigbank Primary school attended for a tour and educational talk.

The school, based in Larkhall, was welcomed by The Scottish Parliament’s Education team to learn more about the parliament, its process’ and the everyday diary of a politician.

Local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, was on hand to welcome the pupils and joined them in a Question and Answer session at the end of their tour.

Commenting on the visit, SNP MSP Christina McKelvie added:

“Once again it was an absolute delight to see the pupils of Craigbank Primary and, as expected, they didn’t hold back in their questioning!

“Last year, I visited the pupils at their school assembly and learned more about their human rights committee. I was completely inspired by their attitude and the positive, welcoming ethos around the school and this visit in the Parliament was no different.

“My thanks go to the staff, teachers and, of course, the pupils of Craigbank for visiting The Scottish Parliament who were an absolute credit to the school.

Headteacher of Craigbank Primary School, Kirsty Boyle added:

“The children had a fabulous day at the Scottish Parliament and were eager to share their stories, from meeting and questioning Ms McKelvie, to explaining their visit to the debating chamber and learning about the role of the Presiding Officer.

“The mace was also a prominent feature in the visit when several of the children linked our school values to the values of Scotland.”