Former pupil, Stephen Morgan MP, visits Newbridge Junior School
Newbridge Junior School had a fantastic end to their half term when former pupil of the school Portsmouth South MP, Stephen Morgan, visited.
Stephen joined the school assembly where he spoke to the children about his role as an MP, what he does in parliament and the work he is able to do for the community where he grew up. The school council members then gave Stephen a tour of his old school allowing him to see how it has changed over the years, including becoming part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust and how their approach to the teaching and learning of Thinking Skills has been incorporated in to the school day.
The tour was followed by a Q&A session, with children were able to ask a range of questions.
Stephen Morgan MP said:
“It was a real pleasure to visit Newbridge Junior School recently. I always enjoy spending time in schools in my constituency, but a visit to Newbridge was extra special being my former junior school!
It was fantastic to see pupils so engaged in learning, and hear from the dedicated head and team how they are supporting young people in this successful school in the heart of Portsmouth.
It was a real privilege as a former pupil to share at assembly how the school encouraged me to aim high, gave me a helping hand and helped me achieve my dream to represent the city where I’ve always lived in Parliament. I hope it was a message everyone in the school will take away so they too aim high in life and succeed.”
Anna Webb, Headteacher of Newbridge Junior School said:
“Mr Morgan did a great job explaining to the children how he became an MP and what he does within his role. It was very inspiring for the children and definitely gave them something to think about. It is great to have a representative who is so invested in the Portsmouth community and we look forward to welcoming Mr Morgan back for future school events.”