Children at The Hampshire School, Chelsea, enjoyed a visit from local Chelsea and Fulham MP and Minister for International Trade Greg Hands.
Hands attended a presentation from Year 2 children titled Water is Life, which explored the importance of clean water and included the children’s findings from their mission to become ‘water experts’.
The Minister for International Trade spoke to the pupils about the work the UK does to help ensure developing countries have access to clean water, and explained how fortunate children are in this country to be able to take clean water for granted.
The children also had the chance to question Hands about his role in Parliament.
Everyone was encouraged to reflect on his or her global wish for water and asked to think about what is being done to ensure everyone around the world has access to safe water. This was followed by a performance of I have a dream written by Benny Andersson.
Head of Lower School Science at The Hampshire School, Miss Jennifer, oversaw the event and praised the pupils for their input.
“The children spoke with such confidence, both when presenting and asking Mr Hands questions. They were a real credit to the school,” said Miss Jennifer. “We’d all like to thank Mr Hands for taking the time to come and see the school and meet the children. It’s an experience that I’m sure will stay with them.”