Staff and students from Stradbroke High School welcomed their local MP, Dr Dan Poulter, during a return visit to the school. A regular visitor to the school, Dr Poulter was welcomed by Headmaster, Mrs Karen Millar, before discussing the many recent successes of the school and about how the current cohort of students have risen to the challenges of learning throughout the pandemic.
Dr Poulter was then pleased to join a group of Year 9 students for a Question and Answer session and to hear first-hand their experiences of learning throughout the pandemic and their aspirations as they progress through this important school year. The Stradbroke students were impressively engaged with current affairs and enthusiastically put their many and challenging questions directly to their MP, with topics ranging from the conflict in Ukraine and its implications further afield, mental health support for children and young people here in Suffolk, and the Government’s net zero ambitions and forms of renewable energy.
Speaking about the visit, Dr Poulter said "It's always heartening to see our outstanding students and young adults here in Suffolk so engaged with politics and wider current affairs, especially putting forward such carefully considered and well-informed questions. Stradbroke High School always offers me an incredibly warm welcome and as ever, it was clear to see that the students had once again very carefully considered their views in preparing their challenging questions."
“Visits such as these are always enjoyable and help to strengthen the link between my work as an MP locally here in Suffolk and my work in Parliament, but they are especially important in inspiring our next generation of voters and decision makers.”