This week [week ending 25/01/13] Paisley’s Parliamentary Office welcomed a new recruit; 15 year old Bryony Lovett from Gryffe High School. Schools across Scotland at this time of year send their 4th year pupils out on work experience and Bryony decided that she would like to come and work with Paisley’s MSP George Adam.
Speaking of her time in Johnston Street, Bryony said, “I have spent the last 5 days with George and his team in the Paisley constituency office and it has been a very interesting and enjoyable experience. Originally, I was quite nervous about coming into the office, however, I was pleasantly surprised about the way I was welcomed by George, Matthew, David, Tom and Cathy. This week has been filled with many jobs in which I wouldn’t have been faced with at school such as organising and categorising newspaper reports that may be used as evidence in any talks or debates George may take part in and overseeing the behaviour of our MSP’s in the chamber at the Scottish Parliament.
‘On Wednesday I was lucky enough to get a tour of the parliament in Edinburgh and go up to George’s office where I met his lovely wife Stacey. Whilst at the Parliament I watched a debate in the chamber in which George was asking a question that was getting answered by the Finance Secretary, John Swinney, about unemployment issues in Scotland. Overall this was a very enjoyable experience with many different opportunities.”
On Bryony’s time in the office, George commented, “It was great to have Bryony in the office this week, often the eyes of a young person give you a different perspective on things and Bryony certainly made her opinions known when ever we were having a debate in the office. I was flattered as well that Bryony wanted to come and join my team and see what we get up to on a daily basis. Further, it was great to get her through to the Parliament on the Wednesday and for her to sit in on a debate in the chamber.
‘I would like to thank Bryony for her efforts during the week and hope that she has gained some valuable experiences for the years ahead.”