Pupils quiz local MP during academy visit

20th April 2018

Ben Bradley visits Wainwright Primary AcademyOn Friday 20 April, our pupils had the opportunity to pose some difficult questions to our local MP, Ben Bradley, as he visited the academy to find out about the great work we do here.

Mr Bradley joined the academy for the weekly achievement assembly, and spoke to all of the pupils and staff about his role as a member of parliament, including how he got into politics and his plans for supporting the people of Mansfield. He commented that the assembly was ‘the most positive and inspirational achievement awards I have ever experienced.’

Another highlight of the visit was a Q&A session for our year 5 pupils, with the MP facing some very well prepared and thought out questions. Subjects ranged from how long he had been an MP, what the best and worst parts of the job were, to what he does to help the people of Mansfield, and even how much he earns as an MP!

Lucy Spacey, joint principal, said of the visit; ‘We were delighted to be able to present this opportunity to our pupils – it was very enlightening listening to Mr Bradley about his role as an MP and how he can positively support our academy and the wider Mansfield community. It was also very important to be able to demonstrate the great work that takes place in our academy and I am very proud of our pupils for posing some very intelligent and difficult questions about the issues important to them – we would like to thank Ben for engaging with children throughout the entire academy.’

Mr Bradley also spent time speaking with children and staff around the academy, and enjoyed a tour of the fantastic classrooms and facilities at Wainwright Primary.