Local MSP Martin Whitfield has welcomed P6 pupils from Gullane Primary School to the Scottish Parliament and joined them for a Q&A session as part of their official education visit at Holyrood.

The Parliament’s education service delivers education sessions to over 22,000 Scottish pupils every year by visiting schools or welcoming pupils to Holyrood. It offers a range of other educational resources.

The sessions are designed to develop the principles of democracy and citizenship, are in line with A Curriculum for Excellence and SQA Examinations and contribute to political literacy aims, and all education sessions and resources are free of charge.

Commenting after the school’s visit, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

I always look forward to school visits from my constituency, so it was great to meet the Gullane Primary School P6 class this week. I had not long visited the school, so had plenty of memories of chatting to last year’s P6 pupils who had done so well in reaching the national final of the Euroquiz.

“Some of the questions the children asked this time were tougher than those I often get from journalists! I hope that the pupils found the visit interesting and helpful and encourage other local schools to consider taking advantage of the Parliament’s various education resources to learn more about how our democracy works.” 

Any schools wishing to book an education visit to the Scottish Parliament can find out more at www.parliament.scot/get-involved/education/education-sessions.