Pupils question Lord Knight of Weymouth

FACING A GRILLING: Former Dorset South MP, Lord Knight of Weymouth, answers questions on a range of political and social topics from pupils at Holy Trinity Primary School in Weymouth. Here Lord Knight is being interviewed by Harry

FACING A GRILLING: Former Dorset South MP, Lord Knight of Weymouth, answers questions on a range of political and social topics from pupils at Holy Trinity Primary School in Weymouth. Here Lord Knight is being interviewed by Harry

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

LORD Knight visited a Weymouth school and was quizzed by pupils.

Lord Knight of Weymouth visited Holy Trinity Primary School and members of the school’s Junior Leadership Team gave Lord Knight a tour of the school, showing him their work and introducing him to staff and pupils.

He met with governors to discuss the school’s funding formula and the current thinking on how best to integrate technology into children’s learning.

Finally, members of the pupils’ school council were introduced to Lord Knight and were given the opportunity to ask him a range of probing questions.

Subjects covered included how MPs work, the hunting ban and the most difficult issue that Lord Knight had ever had to vote upon.

A spokesman for the school said: “The visit was a great success and Lord Knight has offered support to the school on areas of his expertise.”

l Pupils celebrated World Book Day with a jungle themed reading day. Pupils and staff dressed up in jungle attire for the day.

As part of the day, the school invited the sponsors of their Buy a Book Campaign into school.

Nick Limm, Nigel Fellows of Bay Publishing, Karen Pearce of Alf’s Fish & Chips and Micky Jones of DJ Properties were welcomed by pupils, staff and governors and given a tour of the school. The guests were invited to one class’s poetry lesson.

The sponsors heard from the pupils and staff how delighted they were with the new books, and how they appreciated the donations to the campaign.

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