Cheadle MP visits Hursthead Junior School

March 31, 2009 3:47 PM

Mark visited Hursthead school as part of his regular school visits

Last week Cheadle MP Mark Hunter visited Hursthead Junior School as part of a series of regular visits to local infant, primary and secondary schools in the area.

During the visit Mr Hunter met with Headteacher Mrs Carol Williams and Chair of Governors Dr Richard Benton. He also toured the school and its facilities, and met with its teachers and pupils. As part of the visit Mr Hunter took part in a special Question and Answer Session with the School Council, made up of pupils from all age groups, where he answered questions about the life of an MP. Mr Hunter was also particularly impressed with Radio Hursthead, the school's radio station which has become a key part of school life.

Mr Hunter MP said: "It was, as always, a real pleasure to visit Hursthead Junior School and to meet with its staff and pupils. I had very productive conversations with Mrs Williams and Dr Benton about the school, its achievements and plans for the next few years.

"I was also great to have the opportunity to meet a group of such bright young children. The pupils asked me all sorts of different questions about Parliament and being an MP. At a time when so many young people don't vote it was very encouraging that the pupils were so interested at such a young age.

"I am quite rightly very proud of our local schools - they seem to be going from strength to strength - and I want to thank all the pupils, teachers and parents who all work hard to constantly improve and develop them."

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