Dan always enjoys meeting with Suffolk’s teachers, governors and young people and last week, he visited Helmingham Community Primary School where he met with Head Teacher Bernie Cleland, who showed him around the small rural school. He also listened to student members of the School Council, who asked him about life as both a doctor and an MP and shared with Dan their ideas about how to improve the school.
It is a great pleasure for Dan to listen to young people in our local schools, who always talk with such enthusiasm during the question and answer sessions. Helmingham Primary School was established in 1853 by the Tollemache Family of Helmingham Hall and has 68 pupils on its roll, between the ages of 5 and 11. Mrs Cleland and her team are now planning an extension to provide more classroom space, which will provide a better learning environment for the pupils at Helmingham. The pupils were a real credit to their teachers, and Dan very much looks forward to visiting Helmingham Primary School again in future.
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