Dean Russell met with students at Stanborough Primary and Secondary School today. The visits were marked by an engaging and insightful session where Dean answered questions from the students, shedding light on the role of an MP and the journey that inspired him to pursue a career in public service.
The highlight of the visit was the impressive quality of questioning from the students. Dean provided insights into the responsibilities of a Member of Parliament and the inner workings of Parliament. The interactive sessions aimed to demystify the world of politics for young minds, fostering a sense of curiosity and civic engagement.
During the assembly, Dean shared his personal journey, emphasising the importance of perseverance and resilience. He spoke openly about facing setbacks and how he continued to strive towards his goals, inspiring students to embrace challenges with determination and optimism.
The visit ended with a poignant moment of reflection as each assembly concluded with a two-minute silence. Dean spoke about the significance of Remembrance and honouring those who have sacrificed for us all. The solemn moment served as a powerful reminder for the students to appreciate the sacrifices made by individuals in service to their country.
Dean expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and enthusiasm shown by the students and staff at Stanborough Primary and Secondary School. He highlighted the importance of engaging with the younger generation and fostering a sense of civic responsibility.
Following the visits, Dean said, 'I would like to thank the staff and pupils from both schools for their warm welcome. It was a pleasure to speak to the pupils about my work as their Member of Parliament, and to answer the probing and well formulated questions. I was honoured to be asked to lead the two minute silence where I spoke about the important of Remembrance and how so much was sacrificed for us all'.