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Dersingham Primary School welcomes the visit of James Wild MP

An MP has paid a visit to a village school to talk about the issue of climate change.

As part of his focus on improving educational outcomes in North West Norfolk, James Wild MP visited Dersingham Primary School to meet its school council.

During the visit, Mr Wild met the three different school council sections – eco council, sports council, and student council – and spoke of the work nationally to better protect the environment and reach net zero targets.

James Wild spoke with the Pupils of Dersingham Primary School.
James Wild spoke with the Pupils of Dersingham Primary School.

He answered questions from pupils on topics ranging from parliamentary work, climate change, and hobbies.

Mr Wild said: “It was great to visit Dersingham Primary School and to see the inspiring environment teachers and staff have created where children are encouraged to learn and discover new skills.”

Following the visit, head teacher Zoe Warren said: “It was lovely to welcome James into our school today. The children from the school councils thoroughly enjoyed their question and answer session with James and asked him such a range of questions about his most proud moment, to his views on climate change, to his hobbies.”

Mr Wild toured the school with Mrs Warren, talking about the school priorities such as increasing literacy and improving extra-curricular and community links. The school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in November 2023.

Mr Wild saw the school’s efforts to improve literary skills through the ‘Read, Write, Inc’ scheme and listened to pupils using this synthetic phonics programme to develop children’s reading and writing skills.

He also participated in class lessons focusing on databases – taking part in the class data collection questions.

Mrs Warren also spoke of the school’s increased community ties involving litter picks, community carol services, and visiting a local care home. Additionally, pupils take part in forest school on a frequent basis.

Written by Matthew Hill

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