On Thursday 15th November, St Thomas More Catholic School welcomed David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, to a Q&A session with their Year 11 pupils. The event took place during UK Parliament Week, a national campaign for schools to raise pupils’ understanding of how Parliament and government are run.
St Thomas More pupils asked challenging questions about a wide range of issues, from Brexit to knife crime, healthcare to housing. David Lammy treated the pupils with respect, answering their questions and engaging on all kinds of difficult political issues.
Fifteen-year-old pupil David Ohene Nyantakyi said the meeting ‘genuinely motivated me as David Lammy offered a clear example of a hard-working, determined man who grew up in a deprived area of Tottenham and worked his way towards excellence. This was an excellent opportunity to speak with a man who possesses the ability to make significant and real changes not only in Tottenham, but in England as a whole’. This was a sentiment echoed by many of the young people in attendance.