Stephen welcomed pupils from St Cyres School to Westminster on Monday (March 27).
The sixth-form politics students were treated to a tour of Parliament and a question and answer session, and also enjoyed lunch on the Terrace.
Stephen said: “I’m always delighted to welcome local school groups – and it was particularly good to meet the students from St Cyres this week.
“After the truly awful events of last week in Westminster, it is incredibly important to show that parliament and democracy will not be shut down by those who want to do harm to us and our way of life.
“It was a pleasure to meet such a well informed and politically engaged group of youngsters.”