Today was the first day of the summer recess. MPs all left London last night for their constituencies and Rosie was back in Canterbury, but the work certainly hasn’t stopped!
It was a special morning joining the students, staff and governors at St. Nicholas School in Canterbury for their Celebration Assembly. Rosie was also delighted to be able to join staff on a walk around the school, seeing the fabulous new play equipment and their inspirational teaching spaces.
St. Nicholas school is a maintained special school for pupils aged 4-19 with severe, profound and complex learning needs. The Headteacher, Daniel Lewis, gave out certificates and prizes, identifying a special and individual achievement for each pupil in front of a packed hall full of parents, carers, teaching assistants, teachers, governors and supporters. Rosie was thrilled to be invited.
Later in the day, Rosie met with constituents at her second surgery and was pleased to be able to offer advice, help and an ear for those who’ve asked for help. Surgeries will run throughout the summer and details on how to book an appointment are on the website www.rosieduffieldmp.co.uk
Another full and very varied day working in the constituency. Started with an urgent meeting about Kent & Canterbury Hospital – will update with more details on that when I can.
Then I spent a really lovely afternoon at Canterbury Primary School and the Academy. I’ve been hearing great things about the school for the last few years but I was truly bowled over by the enthusiastic staff and lively, chatty children I got to meet (including one of my own very favourite former Reception Class pupils!). It was so clear that all at the school are really proud of what they have achieved and rightly so! It is an amazing and uplifting place with so much on offer to pupils of all talents, strengths and abilities. The sports facilities are world-class and the school has clearly invested so much time and thought in to creating all the unique programmes and opportunities on offer to the children. I’m really proud to have such an outstanding school right in the heart of Canterbury.
And I’m really looking forward to seeing the pupils I met today (who took part in the school’s own election campaign) in Westminster very soon!!