Pupils at Brookmans Park Primary School have been given a huge vote of confidence by MP Grant Shapps.

Mr Shapps, who lives in the village, met with members of the school’s Pupil Parliament to hear about the valuable work they have carried out over the year.

He said: “I was very impressed. The pupils spoke so well, and I loved seeing the passion they had for creating a better future for their school.”

The Pupil Parliament is a group of students elected by fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues and suggestions with the headteacher and governors.

They have made changes on behalf of the pupils such as making improvements to their classrooms, assisting in the recruitment of staff and deciding upon the school charity.

Mr Shapps was also invited to speak to students during one of their assemblies. He talked about his political journey and answered questions from pupils.

Teacher Mrs Jenny Johnson said: “His visit enabled the children at Brookmans Park to gain valuable insight into the life and work of a politician.

“We thoroughly enjoyed hearing about his political journey so far and thank him for taking the time to discuss local issues such as traffic and pollution with our pupils.”