Mr Wild with pupils and staff. Pictures: Ian Burt

North West Norfolk MP James Wild was questioned abut his role as an MP by pupils when he visited a local school.

Mr Wild made his first official visit to Holly Meadows School in Pott Row last Friday.

The visit came after he met some pupils when they took part in the Klimate Action art exhibition held in King’s Lynn ahead of the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference last year.

The MP said improving educational outcomes is one of his priorities for North West Norfolk and he heard about Holly Meadows’ commitment to a broad, balanced, high-quality education which inspires, challenges, and encourages pupils, enabling them to achieve their maximum potential across the curriculum, a spokesman said.

Mr Wild was given a tour by headteacher Jennie Wildsmith-Garton and Year Six pupils, which was then followed by a discussion with the School Council about its role and there were questions for Mr Wild about his role as an MP.

Mr Wild said he enjoyed seeing the school’s outdoor facilities, which included a gardening area, play area and football pitch which is rented out to the local community outside of school hours.

Mr Wild with pupils and staff. Pictures: Ian Burt

“It was a pleasure to visit Holly Meadows School and there was a strong focus on giving all children the best opportunities to succeed.

“As well as the clear emphasis on learning, I was impressed by the various sporting activities on offer which the pupils enjoy,  including the daily mile,” he said afterwards.

Speaking about the visit, Mrs Wildsmith-Garton said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed showing James Wild MP around our lovely school and telling him all about life as a pupil at Holly Meadows.

“A group of children also had the opportunity to participate in discussion with him about local, national and even international affairs.

“It was particularly interesting for them to find out more about the role of an MP and learn more about the world of work.