MP Grant Shapps inspires future politicians
Local MP Grant Shapps answered questions from some up-and-coming politicians during a visit to a Welwyn primary school.
Student members of the school council at Peartree Primary School sat down with Mr Shapps, who is Secretary of State for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, to ask him about his career, local issues and life as an MP.
Members of the school council are aged between five and eleven and are elected by their classmates to give them a voice in the school’s vision, projects and events.
Megan Hardy, Head of School at Peartree, says: “The children were really excited to meet their MP and they came up with plenty of interesting questions to ask him. They were very inspired by his visit, so we may even have a future prime minister among us!”
Mr Shapps also took a tour of Peartree, which has been selected for a major makeover as part of the government’s national School Rebuilding Programme. Over the next five years the school, which has been serving the local community since 1927, will be either rebuilt or refurbished to provide new, modern facilities.
Megan adds: “It was a pleasure to show Mr Shapps around Peartree and to talk to him about our plans for the school’s transformation over the coming years. We first opened our doors nearly a century ago and now we are looking forward to our exciting future.”
Mr Shapps said: “It was a pleasure to catch up with staff and visit pupils at Peartree School. The children are clearly enjoying their time there very much, and it was really helpful to get an insight from Miss Hardy and her team as to how everyone’s getting on. Plus, I enjoyed a brilliant sit-down with the School Council – they really put me through my paces with their questions. I wish all the students and staff at Peartree the best for the future.”