Praise the lord!

CANNING Town school pupils had the chance find out what life as a lord was like when a real-life baron popped in for a visit.

Lord Adebowale or, to give him his proper title, Baron Adebowale, of Thornes in the County of West Yorkshire, was quizzed by students at Eastlea Community School about life in the House of Lords.

The 48-year-old, who is one of the first members of the Lords to be elected a People’s Peer, was visiting the school on Exning Road to encourage young people to get involved in politics.

As part of the Peers in Schools programme, he told the pupils about his role in making laws and holding the Government to account on a daily basis.

Ruki Garba, 15, said: “Lord Adebowale taught me a lot about the House of Lords and the importance of knowing how the country is run.

“I find his job very interesting and in the future I might consider being a lord.”

Classmate Landis Laku, 15, said: “Lord Adebowale is a very interesting person.

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He answered all our questions. He’s really funny and it would be great if he invited us to see the House of Lords.”

Lord Adebowale taught me a lot about the House of Lords”, added 15-year-old Shyra Knight-Ferguson.

“He is a very kind, interesting person to talk to. He’s very funny.”