Last Friday, we welcomed Jonathan Gullis MP to Holden Lane. He was delighted to visit our school and was very pleased to meet the children and staff. Following a lovely lunch with the children in the school hall, we held a question time discussion with our Head Boys, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl and our Year 6 School Council. The children prepared an excellent range of questions covering topics such as the cost of living crisis, homelessness, anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol abuse, what the government is doing to improve Stoke on Trent and the country and whether all primary school pupils should be entitled to free school meals.
Jonathan was extremely impressed by our pupils and their interest in the world of politics. He commented on his social media, ‘After having lunch with the pupils, I was grilled in an excellent Q&A session where I was asked some insightful questions on a range of topics about both what I do as an MP and key current affairs. Then the students took me around their school to see all the classes and showed off some of their brilliant work, including their very neat handwriting! It was great to see how much pride the pupils and staff have in their school and I look forward to highlighting their good work in the House of Commons very soon.’
It is always a pleasure to show visitors around our fabulous school and introduce them to our children. As always, all of our children provided a very warm welcome. They were a credit to the school and made us all very proud.