P7 pupils from Longniddry Primary School were welcomed to the Scottish Parliament by Martin Whitfield MSP today as part of their official visit at Holyrood.

The pupils received a tour of the parliament building before participating in a question and answer session.

The Parliament’s education service delivers education sessions to over 22,000 Scottish pupils every year. This work is conducted either by visiting schools or welcoming classes to the parliament building in Edinburgh.

The school visit sessions are designed to develop the principles of democracy and citizenship. Furthermore, they are in line with A Curriculum for Excellence and SQA Examinations and contribute to political literacy aims.

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

I was pleased to help welcome the Longniddry Primary School pupils to Holyrood this week. These visits allow pupils to see parliament for themselves, learn more about it and ask MSPs questions.

“Once again they asked a brilliant range of questions, demonstrating a high level of engagement with the parliament. I hope the Longniddry pupils enjoyed their visit and look forward to welcoming other schools to parliament in the future.”

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