Local MP Caroline Dinenage visited Crofton Anne Dale Infant School to present pupils from Year 2 with their citizenship awards last week.

In order to earn a citizenship award, the children have to work in the community for a number of weeks, take part in a hobby regularly and organise an activity or event.

After the presentations, Caroline said:

“It is wonderful to see young people taking part in activities which will help them become citizens who are mindful of our community and actively involved in society. 

This initiative encourages young people to take part in extra-curricular activities from an early age and I was delighted to hear from the pupils about the new skills they have developed and hobbies they have found.”

Since her election, Caroline has visited all 41 schools in her constituency – many of those on a number of occasions.  She takes a great interest in education issues and has helped to secure an additional £13 million in funding for schools since 2010.