MP visits Duncton Junior School

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited Duncton Junior School on Friday (2 March) to discuss climate change with pupils ahead of Climate Week next week.

Duncton Junior School, near Petworth, has its own large field, pond and garden.  Its rural location in the South Downs makes it an ideal 'Forest School', aiming to encourage children through outdoor learning.


The school is linked with Graffham Infant School one mile away in the Lavington Park Federation, and they share a headteacher.  Year groups 4-7 are taught at Graffham and 7-11 at Duncton.  Both schools were judged 'outstanding' in separate Ofsted inspections last year. 


Climate Week, which takes place from 12 to 18 March, aims to inspire practical action from those who want to help combat climate change, protect the planet and create a more sustainable future.


Mr Herbert was treated to a tour of the school before attending a question and answer session with year six pupils who quizzed him on environmental issues.


Following the visit, Mr Herbert commented: "It was a pleasure to visit Duncton Junior School and have a lively discussion on environmental with the pupils.  They were very well informed and thoughtful about what they had learned, and I enjoyed my visit."




Notes for Editors


1.      For more information about the school visit


3.      For more information on Climate Week, visit