Caroline Flint's visit to Bawtry Mayflower Primary School went like a rocket this week.
The Don Valley MP answered questions for 45 minutes at the school assembly before being shown round the classes. Ms Flint’s tour finished with a science lesson setting off paper rockets.
Said Caroline: “I never thought I would leave Bawtry Mayflower Primary having learned how to make rockets fuelled by vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. I don’t remember science being so interesting when I was at school.
“Bawtry Mayflower is a lovely school – and the pupils and staff enjoy really interesting lessons. Mrs Jenkinson has established a really popular school.
Headteacher, Julie Jenkinson said: "The children were eager to ask Caroline questions about her life as an MP and to share their learning with her. Caroline was particularly interested in their science lessons and even stood in the snow to watch the year 3 children fire rockets across the playground! Caroline's visit was a wonderful opportunity for the children and staff to show the fantastic learning which takes place in school on a daily basis"
The campaign to secure lower speed limits near schools was also highlighted in Bawtry during the visit.
“At the end of the visit, Mrs Jenkinson and the School Council were keen to show me how fast the cars travel near their school. At one entrance, the Doncaster Road is 40mph and vehicles swoop downhill. At the other entrance lorries come from under a railway bridge past the school entrance. It makes good sense to reduce the speed limit near Bawtry Mayflower and I can see why both the school and the town council supports this.”
Said Mrs Jenkinson: "The whole school community are very concerned about both the volume and speed of traffic outside school. I wholeheartedly support Caroline's campaign to reduce the speed of traffic to 20mph outside schools."
PICTURE: 20mph Please! Headteacher, Mrs Jenkinson (left) and school council members joined Caroline Flint to show their views about traffic speed.