Metro Mayor talks democracy to Barrs Court Primary School pupils

Metro Mayor Dan Norris paid a visit to Barrs Court Primary School yesterday to answer questions from pupils in Years 5 and 6.

Following the children recently learning about the importance of democracy, Mr Norris spoke about what a Metro Mayor does, the role of the West of England Combined Authority and his previous roles as an MP and Government minister.

The pupils asked an array of questions. When asked what he was most proud of achieving, Mr Norris mentioned three things: changing the laws so children are safer, stopping hunting with hounds of foxes, and being involved with the Northern Ireland peace process.

He discussed his experience as Mayor and how he is strongly in favour of educating young people about a greener future.

Dan Norris, back left, is pictured with headteacher Daniel Webster and pupils Jacob, Athena, Monique, Ronnie, Daisy and Jack.

Sophie Mead