Matt Warman (Local Member of Parliament) and his assistant Kim (who controls his social media) visited our school after an invitation from Mr Kelwick. He was interviewed by the school council, he toured the school, he had a photograph with the school council and hosted Friday's achievement assembly with Mr Kelwick (our head teacher). Evie and Emilia were amazed that an MP took his time to visit their school amongst his busy working schedule. The children did not expect such an important visitor whom had many people he lead in his constituency and travels to and fro from London; to find the time to visit Boston.
When he was interviewed the school council discovered he travelled around Lincolnshire, other counties and countries to acquire ideas to improve our community. He also has a two year old daughter. Before he was an MP he was a journalist. His ambition was to become an inventor of something like Google. Ultimately, he was ambitious, he decided to become an MP to make a difference to his people's lives. He also loved rugby and keeps himself fit through running.
On the whole his responses to the school council were inspiring and at times in depth and most responses were understood. When the school council asked if there were shortages of staff in the hospital and would this cause closure? He responded by explaining how there were a limited amount of doctors and nurses who work in Boston and how he was trying to work on projects to recruit more. The school council found it fascinating when he reported how he was trying to open a medical centre to reduce waiting list in the surgery and hospital.
Joshua and Keegan were interested to know why the street lights were turned off late at night and earlier in the morning. He said that crime has decreased. The people who wish to commit crime are reluctant to be about when the lights are off as there is little to see. Keegan asked further whether the public were asked to vote before turning the lights off. He said that this was a council decision. The school council at Hawthorn Tree believe that there should be a public vote because if there is an accident, it is the public that is harmed, if people are driving at night it would be safer to have had the street lights on.
Overall Matt Warman assured the school council that Boston had a lot of potential to develop to be safe and prosperous. He was inspired to improve the flood banks in Boston as he saw how it affected his father, a science teacher at Boston Grammar School, when the flood had affected the Science laboratory.
The visit was such a tremendous success that he offered the School Council to visit the Houses of Parliament.
The article was written by Alfie, Hannah, Emilia, Evie and Mrs Kadar (School Council members).