MP back to school twice

Berwick-upon-Tweed MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan enjoyed visits to two schools in her constituency on the same day earlier this month.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 3:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 9:35 am

Her first stop was Spittal Community First School, where she was met by headteacher Wendy Kiff. 

Mrs Trevelyan was there to see the planting of five saplings, which form part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. 

She was introduced to a deputation of children from different year groups, who will be looking after the saplings and watching them grow, and she placed a commemorative plaque in the field where they have been planted.

The MP said: “All Members of Parliament were invited by the Woodland Trust to take five saplings for planting in their constituencies.

“I asked the school if they would like to plant these in an area of their field and they were very excited to do this, and these saplings are part of 50,000 trees that are being planted across the UK.”

Later in the day, Mrs Trevelyan visited Tweedmouth West First School and she and headteacher Anne Robertson discussed some important issues, such as funding and special needs policy. 

The MP also met Year 4 pupils and took part in a question and answer session.

She said: “I very much enjoyed my visit to Tweedmouth West First School and meeting the headteacher, who highlighted issues that I will take to education ministers.

“The Year 4 class presented me with relevant and challenging questions, which I very much enjoyed answering.”