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Ruthin pupils learn about democracy in Senedd visit

A GROUP of eager pupils had the opportunity to learn about Welsh democracy during a visit to the Senedd.

Llŷr Gruffydd, who represents North Wales in the Welsh Parliament, gave youngsters from Ysgol Pen Barras, a co-educational bilingual area primary school, in Ruthin a guided tour of the building.

The Plaid Cymru politician, who is his party’s Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, spoke about how the Senedd works and about his role standing up for constituents and scrutinising the work of the Welsh Government. 

Llŷr Gruffydd MS said: “It was a privilege to welcome pupils from Ysgol Pen Barras to the Senedd to explain a little bit about the work that goes on here and my role as a Member of the Senedd for North Wales.

“They filled the place with energy and colour and they showed a keen interest in how democracy works in Wales by asking thoughtful and intelligent questions.

“They clearly demonstrated that young people are eager to be engaged in politics, and that they want to know about the work of the Senedd given its direct impact on so many aspects of their lives.

“Fostering this kind of positive engagement from young people with the Senedd is vital for the future of our democracy in Wales.

“I would like to say a thank you to the pupils at Ysgol Pen Barras and all the members of staff for extending to me the privilege of speaking with them about the work of the Senedd.”