Sir George visits Burghclere School
20 Mar 2009
Sir George answers a question
Sir George answers a question
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Sir George looks at the Environmental Display prepared by the Class
Sir George looks at the Environmental Display prepared by the Class
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Every child in Falcon Class at Burghclere Primary School wrote to the Prime Minister on January 22nd. Each letter asked the Prime Minister to take action to improve the nation's health.

The Class teacher, Katrina Hurd, sent copies to Sir George who came to the school to answer questions - and also to ask the children about their ideas.

The Prime Minister's office replied earlier in the month, suggesting that the school pursues the ideas with the Minister for Health.

"I very much enjoyed talking to the children - some of whom had radical ideas. One wanted to ban all smoking, and another to ban all drinking. They were all genuinely worried about alcoholism, smoking-related illnesses, drugs and obesity and had thought seriously about preventive medicine and life-style choices."

Sir George spent an hour with the Class, and hoped that some might consider a career in politics. They asked if if he enjoyed politics, what he thought of Gordon Brown, what ca5r he drove, what football team he supported, and what he would like to do if he was not an MP.

He looked at the landscaping work being carried out in the grounds and was shown round by the Head Teacher Jean Holdcroft.
"This is a popular and successful school, oversubscribed for next year. It has also an outstanding school band - unusual for a small primary school."
 
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