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Crowthorne pupils put their MP on the spot

Published: 20 Sep 2013 08:300 comments

PUPILS at a Crowthorne school had a “wonderful day” when they were visited by their MP.

Dr Phillip Lee MP with reception pupils at Our Lady’s Preparatory School and Nursery – Natasha Jastrzebska, Amy Wallgate, JJ Mcallister and Oliver Fient.

Children and staff at Our Lady’s Preparatory School and Nursery, in The Avenue, performed songs and enjoyed a question and answer session with Dr Phillip Lee.

The new reception class sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, before pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 sang seaside songs including “I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside” and “A Pirate Went To Sea” accompanied by actions.

Helene Robinson, head-teacher of the private school, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Dr Lee to our school and nursery and for our pupils to have the opportunity to perform their songs to him.

“We had a lovely visit and Dr Lee was really lovely with the children.”

After their singing session, the children asked the MP questions ranging from ‘why do you wear a tie?’ to questions on his responsibilities to his constituents.

Mrs Robinson said: “When they asked about the tie we had a long conversation about the importance of looking smart. Another pupil also asked whether

Dr Lee was in charge of lots of countries which provided some giggles.

“It was interesting to find out more about his thoughts on education and to share with him the success of our £500 per month package for school children, which he agreed was great value for outstanding private education.”

Of his visit on Friday September 6, Bracknell MP Dr Lee, said: “I was delighted to visit Our Lady’s Preparatory School and Nursery and to meet with the extremely and welcoming friendly staff and pupils.

“The school achieves excellent academic results and provides a secure and nurturing environment, where the children enjoy learning and making the most out of the broad and exciting curriculum.”

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