Category Archives: Education

Nice One!

Nice One!

It was nice to be able to help!  See you all soon!

New School £30M+ Investment Consultation Event

New School £30M+ Investment Consultation Event

Please do pop into the Queen Mary Centre tomorrow to support the new school for Wisbech.

https://www.cambstimes.co.uk/…/fenland-wisbech-secondary-sc…

The consultation events take place from 3-7pm at the Queen Mary Centre, Queen’s Road, Wisbech. (There is another consultation event for the villages, as shown in the link above.)

It’s really really important that people go along and, hopefully, show their support.

This is a £30M+ investment in the our local education system. A fantastic new secondary school, a fantastic state-of-the-art SEMH school. We have not had this level of incredible investment in a very long time.

Unfortunately, though County Lib Dems were supportive, one or two local Lib Dems seem to be opposing this huge investment. Sadly, they appear to be doing so with little grasp of the facts.

It is VITAL that local people go along, give their views, and hopefully support this massive new project. Our area desperately needs this educational investment, and our neighbours in the villages do too. We must stand together for the children and families who live here.

New Secondary School For Wisbech

New Secondary School For Wisbech

Today I spoke before a Committee at County Council as a local member, in support of a new senior school in Wisbech.

The committee unanimously voted to proceed with the plans at the end of the item.

Such good news. Huge investment in Wisbech education now secure. Includes a new Junior school and lots more as well.

Orchard’s Nativity

Orchard’s Nativity
Early this afternoon I was invited to watch the Orchards School Reception Year’s dress rehearsal of their nativity play.
 
I was joined by residents of Rose Lodge residential care home and the children of two local nursery schools as the “test audience”.
 
We were all wowed by the delightful, colourful and musical show. The young children spoke, sung and acted well and we were all transported to Bethlethem, to see Joseph and Mary take their important journey.
 
Parents get to see the full show this Thursday. I don’t think it will be too much of a spoiler to say there’s a happy ending, but trust me on this, you will all be very pleased and very proud of what your children have accomplished. A fine show by Orchard’s Reception Year children. Well done!

School Dinner

School Dinner

Tonight I was invited to a rather special dinner.

Students of Thomas Clarkson Academy who are studying catering prepared a three course meal and served it to parents and guests.

As one of the guests I was treated to a truly exception meal, prepared and served flawlessly. Everybody seemed to enjoy it as much as I did.

The students and staff must be congratulated on the fare, which was as good as any restaurant i’ve eaten in recently. Better than many.

Thank you for inviting me.

*Thank you to Editor, John Elworthy, who acted as escort for the Mayoral Chain at very short notice.

Photos Courtesy of Wisbech Standard

Library Reading Challenge Awards

Library Reading Challenge Awards

Yesterday I accompanied the Leader of Wisbech Town Council, Cllr Sam Hoy, to present the awards for the Summer Reading Challenge at Wisbech Library.
 
The Summer Reading Challenge is a reading initiative run by local libraries to encourage children to read during the Summer holidays.
 
A huge number of children took part this year and it was fantastic to see such a great turnout of young people and their proud parents and grandparents. The kids clearly loved being a part of it and were enjoying the whole thing immensely.
 
We handed out a small mountain of certificates and medals to the children who had completed the challenge, who ranged in ages dramatically.
 
My hat goes off to the Library staff and volunteers who worked so hard to make this all possible.
 
It was a very nice event and it was a joy to be a part of it.

School’s Out For Summer

School’s Out For Summer

I was doing my DJ bit for the end-of-term party at St. Peter’s School tonight.

Kids were well-behaved as ever and the teachers had created a really nice event to mark the end of the school year.

Some of the youngsters are going on to Senior School now, albeit TCA or further afield – I’d like to wish them all the best. They really are a charming bunch, well looked after by an excellent school. I am sure they will do very well wherever they are heading onto.