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MP Hugo Swire visited Otterton Primary School who celebrated winning a film competition run by the U

MP Hugo Swire visited Otterton Primary School who celebrated winning a film competition run by the UK Parliamentary Education Service. Sam Pyne, Harry Shipton and Douglas Aitken came up with the film. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exb 1213-19-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

Otterton Pupils win parliament film competition

East Devon MP Hugo Swire has popped into Otterton Primary School to congratulate pupils on their success in parliamentary competitions.

The first winners were Douglas Aitken, Sam Pyne and Harry Shipton, all year six pupils, who won the ‘Lights, Camera, Parliament’ competition, held for primary school children across the country, to make a film advocating a new law they felt should be brought in.

For their prize, the boys got to see their film, which said wearing cycle helmets should be compulsory, being screened in Westminster, but unfortunately Mr Swire was unable to attend, so to make it up to them he visited them at school to see the film.

While he was there, he also congratulated Douglas, and fellow pupil Lily O’Neill, on their success in an art competition, which saw their work going on display in the Houses of Parliament.


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Mr Swire also talked to the children about how new laws are made and discussed in Parliament.

Teacher Deborah Evans said: “He was really impressed with the film, and did say that he thought it would make a really good law.”

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