Children took the opportunity to grill their MP over his job position and its importance during a school visit.

Local MP Guy Opperman took time out of his busy schedule to visit pupils at Henshaw and Greenhead Primary Schools.

The Tynedale MP visited both schools to talk about his role as a local representative with the children.

He also spoke to headteacher Mike Glenton, to discuss future funding opportunities after The West Tyne Federation of Schools was reduced from four member schools to just two in 2016, following the closure of Herdley Bank Primary and Whitfield Primary’s decision to become a stand-alone academy.

Guy said: “I was delighted to visit Henshaw and Greenhead Primary Schools.

"Mike and the team of dedicated teachers at both schools have created a brilliant environment for the children to learn and develop.

"The forest schools are a brilliant way for the children to learn about the local rural area and how food is produced.

"The children gave me a thorough grilling about being an MP and asked a lot of questions about the Queen!”

Headteacher Mike Glenton said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Guy into Greenhead and Henshaw Primary Schools.

"It was great for our children in the Federation to meet an elected member of parliament and pose questions to him about democracy, law, and a few about the Queen!

"We have recently developed our outdoor areas and have more plans on making these places even more exciting for our young children to explore.”