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."

 

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Notes for Editors

 

1. Photograph attached, Nick Herbert MP, Jane Walters (Headteacher), school council members

Alexander BlackSchools