The first week back after recess is always a busy one.
I kicked off the week with a visit to Carrondale Care Home in Carronshore. I met with staff and residents, and we covered a wide variety of topics! Larbert High School pupils were also there playing the bagpipes. Trishaw rider volunteers from Cycling Without Age, whom I will be meeting with directly in the New Year, were also there to give residents free trishaw rides around Falkirk if they wished to get out and about.
Alongside my Finance and Public Administration Committee and Education, Children and Young People Committee work in the Scottish Parliament, I also had the opportunity to speak in the Chamber through my contributions to the Citizen Participation & Public Petitions Committee Debate and a Supplementary Question at the Education and Skills Portfolio Questions.
School visits to the Scottish Parliament are a common occurrence throughout the year, and this week we welcomed Primary 6 pupils from Shieldhill Primary School. It was heartening to hear they are currently studying political literacy at school. I was very impressed with the quality of questions from them!