Rhondda School Receives Warm Welcome in National Assembly for Wales

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Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood welcomed a school from her constituency to the Senedd this week.

The Rhondda AM met with pupils from Ton Pentre Junior School who came to the home of Welsh democracy as part of an educational tour. The Rhondda group included Plaid Cymru councillor for Pentre, Maureen Weaver.

During the visit, Ms Wood gave an outline of what it is like to be an Assembly Member and a leader of a political party.

Afterwards, she fielded questions from pupils such as ‘Why did you get into politics?’ and ‘What made you choose Plaid Cymru?’

Leanne said: “It was a pleasure to meet with the pupils and staff of Ton Pentre Junior School. I was impressed with the knowledge and engagement they showed - they clearly had done their homework on Welsh politics.

“The pupils’ enthusiasm was a delight to see and I would like to commend staff and parents for teaching and raising such bright and friendly children.”

Ms Wood added: “Engaging with school pupils of all ages is an important part of being a politician. This is something I’ve been keen to foster since I first entered politics.

“The future of our country and our democracy is in the hands of the next generation so it is vital they are not turned off or marginalised by politics.”


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