Bill Wiggin MP Visits Bosbury!
Bosbury School was very excited to be able to welcome MP for North Herefordshire Mr. Bill Wiggin on Friday to talk to staff and children about the current problem of school budgets and the dramatic impact that decreasing the amount of money available to schools will have on pupil provision and the quality of the eduction which children receive.
Bill Wiggin MP meets the Bosbury School Council!
After a discussion with Bosbury Chair of Governors Emma Smith about the above issues, Mr. Wiggin came into assembly to hear some lovely trademark Bosbury School singing before describing what an MP (Member of Parliament) is and what they do in the Houses of Parliament in the running of the country. The children were surprised to learn that being an MP is one of the few jobs you can do in this country without needing any qualifications - you just need to be popular with voters with good ideas on how the country should be run!
Mrs. McManus then talked about the four British Values which the children at Bosbury aim to follow (can you remember what they are...?), before Mr. Wiggin then answered a series of probing questions from the pupils.
Our Key Stage 1 children asked:
"Have you met the Queen?"
"Are you rich?"
"Have you been in The Shard and on the London Eye?"
While our budding future politicians in Key Stage 2 wanted to know (you may notice a theme running here!):
"What is your stance on Brexit?"
"How will Brexit affect me as a school pupil?"
"Is there going to be another vote on Brexit?"
Mr. Wiggin then came into some of the classrooms to hear further questions from the pupils and also to hear the concerns of members of staff about the need for more money to be made available in order to provide essential school resources and give pupils access to more intervention work run by the adults in school.
We would like to thank Mr. Wiggin for taking the time to visit Bosbury and talk to the children and adults, and we hope that the government will take the concerns of schools like ours into careful consideration over the coming years as budgets continue to be stretched. It will also quite an experience for the children to experience a real-life politician coming into school!
Who knows, maybe the visit has inspired one or two of our older children to think about pursuing a political career as their generation faces major issues in the future such as the outcome of the UK leaving the European Union, climate change and reducing the amount of pollution caused by plastic. Our future is in their hands!
Could there be some budding MPs of the future pictured above?