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Anglo welcomes new MP Alex Burghart to the school

We welcomed our new MP Alex Burghart to the school today.  After a meeting with the Headteacher to discuss the unique nature of the Anglo, our fantastic IB exam results and funding issues, he met with members of the Student Council.  They were all asked to think about questions to ask him and in a real Question Time scenario the children learned about the day to day life of an MP, funding for education, provision for students with special needs, the importance of language learning, the effect of Brexit on our visits programmes, multi-culturalism, public transport issues, the coalition with the DUP, global warming, the housing issues, immigration and the US president.

Mr Barrs said: “It is vital we engage with our Member of Parliament not only to ensure he is aware of the great things we have achieved here at the Anglo, and continue to do so, but also that he has a clear grasp of the serious challenges we face in terms of funding and teacher recruitment.  We look forward to developing our relationship with Alex who listened carefully and shared ideas with us.”