Shadow Energy & Climate Change Secretary, Caroline Flint was quizzed by Tickhill Estfeld pupils this week about plans for electric cars, recycling, and how the school could save energy.
The Don Valley MP took questions at assembly and then met the School Council for a more detailed discussion.
Said Caroline: “The children’s enthusiasm and questions about all things energy took me by surprise. They had really investigated what I do in parliament and thought up some great questions.
“The School Council also wanted to discuss saving energy in school. And their concern for their local environment also includes plans for a bug hotel to help insects survive over winter, which is good for birds come the spring.
“This is a marvellous school. From the staff, governors, through to the parent volunteers, Viv the cook and Paul the caretaker, I got nothing but enthusiasm. Everything about this school makes me feel that the education of these children are in good hands. What I loved was seeing every corner of the school – from the administrative staff, to the kitchens. I couldn’t leave without some of the dessert of the day wrapped up for me.”
Said headteacher Diane Risley: “Our staff and pupils really enjoyed meeting Caroline. The pupils loved her stories from her school days and had some very interesting questions for Caroline to answer. She also gave the school council some food for thought with regards to beginning a project related to energy saving and climate change. When we have embarked on the project, we look forward to letting Caroline know how things are going.
“We hope she enjoyed her visit and the pineapple shortcake – courtesy of our great cook.”