Blackboys Primary School children were celebrating Christmas Jumper Day last week when Wealden MP Nus Ghani came to visit.
Ms Ghani who spoke to the whole school, presented prizes for good behaviour and conduct and went on a tour, seeing teaching in the classrooms and speaking with staff and students.
The school, which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted is part of the St Thomas a Becket Church of England Federation, as is Framfield Primary School.
Ms Ghani said in a press release: “My visit to Blackboys was such a special morning. The students were full of joy and laughter, and I was delighted to present them with commendations for their behaviour and work.
“The time and commitment that the teachers put in to provide a brilliant education was on clear display, and I am so grateful to all of them for giving up their valuable time to speak to me. Blackboys is an outstanding school, and a beacon of great education in Wealden.
“The atmosphere there was happy and welcoming and it really was a pleasure to visit. I’m looking forward to visiting Framfield School, part of the same federation, in the near future.”
Jonquil King, Headteacher at Blackboys School, said: “We were so pleased to welcome Nus to our school. She talked to our pupils briefly about her job and role in our assembly as well as visiting each class and meeting staff individually. The children were especially pleased when she gave out the weekly awards and shook their hands.
“It is so important these days that all children are aware of how every one of us can make a difference to the communities in which we live and Nus’ visit made this very clear. One or two now have the ambition to perhaps one day follow in her footsteps becoming Members of Parliament.”
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