As the country opens up, schools get back to normal and our children can get back to learning and playing with their friends, Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, has been able to take up his weekly visits to schools in his constituency.
Visiting Bishop Ian Ramsey C of E Primary School in Medomsley, Richard said "It has been fantastic to get out and about into local schools recently. At Bishop Ian Ramsey it was especially fab to hang out in the ‘forest school’ - which I think are really great, helping children get out and learning in the environment when possible and is especially good for helping boys engage in learning.
"Today in a Westminster Hall debate I was able to raise the issue of animal welfare, which some of the year six pupils raised with me in questions. Lightening speed from the classroom to Parliament the next working day!
It was really good to talk to the Headteacher and one of the school governors who are really showing leadership in helping the school improve as well as raising some specific issues, including the need for proper traffic management outside the school gates."
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