Slindon School council quiz MP
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert made a visit to Slindon CE Primary School on Friday (2 December) to see their new outdoor learning area, and to meet the school council.
Nick Herbert was given a tour of the school's facilities by members of the school council from Years 2, 3 and 4. They proudly showed their MP the classrooms, library, music class and outdoor areas. The new outdoor learning areas now include raised gardening beds, and a mini amphitheatre style area which is used for open-air lessons. The school are very proud of their ‘grow it, cook it' programme which was demonstrated by the cooking lesson where a small group of pupils were baking with school grown vegetables.
Following the tour, the school council, led by headmistress Jane Walters, held a questions and answers session in their library. Representatives from all of the year groups asked a series of questions starting with Mr Herbert's work as an MP, and then quizzing him on his favourite things. It was a very interactive session with the MP asking questions back to the schoolchildren.
At the end of the visit the MP was presented with a portfolio of portraits that the school had painted of him. He was also given a sample of the butternut squash bread that the cookery class has been baking earlier.
Nick Herbert commented, "It was a pleasure to meet the staff and children of Slindon School, and I enjoyed answering their very challenging questions. The butternut squash bread was also delicious, and it was great to see the children growing their own produce and cooking it. I think it's excellent that children are learning about good food and where it comes from."