I wanted to write to each one of you who were caught up in the incidents in Parliament yesterday. To say that I was proud to be your Member of Parliament would be an understatement. Each of you were so calm, so well behaved and so good natured in a situation that could have been very difficult.
So many members of Parliament approached me throughout the day and after the incident, to ask me to pass on their praise and thoughts to you and your classmates. They were all so impressed by how well you behaved and how good spirited you were. The sight of you waving to us and smiling at us while we were worried made us all feel better and helped us to remember the reasons why we go to the House of Commons to defend and care for people just like you.
As representatives of our area and as representatives of your school you did a great job under difficult circumstances. You are a credit to Birmingham and to your school. Thank you for being brilliant, I’m sure your parents and your teachers are very very proud just as I am.