On Friday 4th March Sarah Dines MP visited Baslow St Anne’s School for their non-uniform day to raise money for the crisis in Ukraine.
Sarah Dines said, ‘Baslow St Anne’s is such a lovely school and I was delighted to visit on Friday for their non uniform day to raise money for the crisis in Ukraine. It was lovely to have the opportunity to meet the children and teachers and to see how enthusiastic the children were to be supporting people in Ukraine.
I very much enjoyed being shown around, seeing the staff and the children all engaged in the most super variety of activities, from learning about the Ancient Egyptians to a yoga class. I thought the school displays were just wonderful, beautifully put together, eye catching and inspiring for the children. I particularly loved the Houses of Parliament model, put together by the EYFS class and the beginnings of the Queen’s Jubilee display, which I have no doubt will also be fantastic. What came across so clearly during my visit, was the hardworking, friendly, family atmosphere, where teachers and pupils alike were motivated, fully engaged and most important of all, happy. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to talk to the Year 5 and 6 children about my work as an MP, and to answer their questions, from the location of the Houses of Parliament to the importance of climate change – I was so impressed by the interest that the pupils showed.
I was pleased to be able to read a little from the book I brought in, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ for World Book Day which was the 3rd March. I am an avid reader and so passionate about making sure that our children have a love of books. Imagination is so important for our young people’s development and I was so pleased to see them so engaged and eager to read.’