Local MP Tessa Munt spent Friday afternoon at Lympsham First School, opening the new ‘Special Needs Intervention Room’, meeting with children from Years 2, 3 and 4, giving the pupils who recently visited Parliament their certificates and popping into the School’s Christmas Fair to buy some gifts.
Tessa opened the School’s ‘Special Needs Intervention Room’, which allows individuals and small groups of children to work with teachers in a dedicated, specially-adapted space for those children who, for a variety of reasons, benefit from time working one-to-one.
After a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new room, Tessa met with many younger pupils before visiting Year 4, who recently had risen very early to come to London for a tour of Parliament followed by a ‘Question and Answer’ session with Tessa. Year 4 pupils gave Tessa a presentation about their London trip, after which Tessa gave each child a certificate to mark the visit to Parliament.
At the end of the afternoon, Tessa squeezed in a little Christmas shopping at the School’s Christmas Fair, including a Lympsham First School tea towel decorated with every pupil’s self-portrait.
“It’s great to see that Lympsham First School is using every opportunity to ensure that children have the best possible environment in which to learn. I understand from Fiona Robertson, the Headteacher, that the room was an unused outbuilding, but now it is a friendly and useful addition to the teaching spaces in the School.
It was also lovely to see the Year 4 students again, watch their presentation and award them their certificates. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring a certificate for the School mascot, Buster the Guinea Pig, who came to London too. I will be sure to get his certificate in the post as soon as possible!”.
6th December 2013