Pensions Minister Steve Webb visited a school in St Albans last week. 

The politician sat in two classes at St Albans Girls’ School in Sandridgebury Lane on Thursday. 

With pensions on the national curriculum in England for the first time ever, students aged 14 to 17 had the chance to quiz the minister about why they should save and what impact on their life it will have. 

Pensions Minister Steve Webb said: "I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet with pupils from Year 9 up to Sixth Form and was very impressed with how they engaged with the issue - even if retirement is long way off for them.

"It was a fascinating insight for me into how young people think about these matters, as well as an opportunity for me to answer their questions and explain action the Government is taking to help everyone secure a more comfortable old age."

The department for work and pensions polled the class of students at this school including what they think they will need to live on, if they’ll spend more on cars or houses or pensions, or how likely they think they will live to 100 or if they’ve ever discussed pensions with their parents.

Year 13 Government and Politics A-level student Jess Culnane, impressed the Minister with her knowledge of the cabinet and how the parliamentary systems work in the UK.

Following the visit she said "It was a very informative visit, and I was very interested to meet a member of Parliament. The information he gave us made me realize that I need to start thinking about pensions early on in my life."