MP Hurd gets grilling from primary pupils
Politician fields questions on a range of topics
PUPILS at a primary school in Ickenham got the chance to quiz their MP on everything from his hobbies to HS2.
Nick Hurd, Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, visited Glebe Primary School, in Sussex Road, on Friday, March 20.
During a question and answer session, children from Years 5 and 6 grilled him on a range of topics, from his proudest political achievement – which he said was keeping the cancer unit at Mount Vernon Hospital, in Northwood, open – to whether he had met David Cameron, to which he said he had, because the prime minister was his ‘boss’.
Karen Hampshire, the school’s media administrator, said: “All the children and staff were very impressed with his honest and straightforward answers. He even signed a few autographs afterwards and one Year 5 pupil said that it was almost as good as getting Taylor Swift’s signature.”
Mr Hurd also visited the school to see its new building, which was opened last year by the Duchess of Gloucester.
The school’s old building was demolished and replaced as part of Hillingdon Council’s school expansion programme for the borough.
After his visit, Mr Hurd tweeted: “Rebuild at Glebe Primary School v impressive, as were the pupils I met. Congratulations to @ nickalford1 and team. Great asset for Ickenham.” CHILDREN are invited to take part in the Harefield Easter Egg Hunt.
Eggs have been placed in 11 shop windows around the village and will remain on display until April 11.
The eggs, which will each have a letter on them, will be in shops in the High Street, Park Lane and the Harefield village end of Northwood Road.
Once children have got all 11 letters they must arrange it into a word and take their completed entry form to Harefield Library, in Park Lane.
Five winners will claim a £25 voucher.
Entry forms will be handed out to school children and will also be available from shops in the village and the library.