Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt visited a Workskop school to launch a campaign to clean up local war graves.
He was joined at St Augustine’s Primary School by Bassetlaw MP John Mann who has been helping pupils research the area’s Commonwealth war graves.
Our video shows Mr Hunt, who is MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central and an active historian, being interviewed by the school radio station.
The pair had a tour of the school before being given a presentation by the school council.
Pupils told them about the work they have done so far, auditing the condition of war graves in their nearest burial ground.
Mr Mann has invited all school councils in Bassetlaw asking them to do the same. The aim is to put plans in place to maintain the graves.
He will then compile all of the information he gets into a report and invite representatives of each school council to present it to Bassetlaw Council and the Church and Commonwealth War Graves Commission.