School question time for Sir Alan

PUBLISHED: 16:20 13 September 2007 | UPDATED: 21:49 29 May 2010

Headteacher Ian Pollard shows Sir Alan around Great Sampford Primary School. Picture:  SUBMITTED

Headteacher Ian Pollard shows Sir Alan around Great Sampford Primary School. Picture: SUBMITTED

SAFFRON Walden MP Sir Alan Haselhurst visited Great Sampford Primary School on Monday. Headteacher Ian Pollard said: It was a real pleasure for him to come and visit us. He was very impressed by the children that he spoke to and the level of questions t

SAFFRON Walden MP Sir Alan Haselhurst visited Great Sampford Primary

School on Monday.

Headteacher Ian Pollard said: "It was a real pleasure for him to come and visit us. He was very impressed by the children that he spoke to and the level of questions that they asked him."

The MP last paid a visit to the school in 1997 and since then a number of changes have been made.

"We have a number of new building projects that we were able to show him," said Mr Pollard. "A new library has been built, as well as an administration suite and a headteacher's office."

Sir Alan was so impressed by the children he has invited them to visit the Houses of Parliament - ­an offer that school hope to take up in the New Year.

A question and answer session was held with year's five and six, the oldest

children at the school, which gave them an opportunity to learn about an MPs role.

"It was a great experience for the children to quiz a member of parliament," said Mr Pollard. "I think that they have learnt a lot from it.

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