Leyla, 10, and Odane, 11, were busy briefing their constituents on what they had achieved since being elected as MPs. The pupils explained how they had helped to raise cash to get some treatment for a six-year-old who had suffered a stroke. Now they were turning their attention to introducing the concept of fair trade to their school tuck shop.
The apprenticeship system in Britain is "failing" and needs reform to address youth unemployment, a new report commissioned by the Local Government Association says.
A different set of assessment results was used compared with previous years, but more schools qualified for the rankings.