A politician visited a school to tell the pupils about how he became an MP.

Peter Kyle, MP for Hove, spoke to Year 8 students at Blatchington Mill in Nevill Avenue.

He told them about his education, how he became an MP and what the job involves.

The pupils were left feeling inspired and considering what they want to do with their lives, the school said.

A group of the pupils, known as the school’s mental health champions, then greeted him and told him about being selected to advocate for their fellow pupils about their mental health and wellbeing.

They were excited to show Mr Kyle their new “cloud room” – a space where students can go to take some time out.

Headteacher Kate Claydon said: “We were delighted to welcome our local MP Peter Kyle to Blatch on Friday to talk to different groups of our students about topics that really matter to them.

“We are incredibly proud of our students who have used their voices to create tangible change within our school community for the benefit of others and it was wonderful for the positive impact of their hard work to be recognised by Peter.”