MEON Valley MP Flick Drummond has visited Upham Primary School to speak to pupils and meet staff.

Mrs Drummond met the head, David Woolley, toured the 98-pupil school and talked with Year 5 and 6 children about Parliament and what she does.

The MP then had a Q&A with them followed by a discussion with the head about education issues.

Mrs Drummond said: “Many thanks to Upham for a wonderful visit.

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“I had a good time talking with the pupils about a range of topics such as the environment and meeting the head and his committed staff.

“Upham is a classic village school. It has been in existence for 200 years and I was honoured to visit and see how well it is doing.

“It was also important to talk to the head about issues like the pressure of the curriculum and challenges around hiring support staff. These are important issues I will feedback to the Department for Education.

“Visting schools also helps my work on the Education Committee and I thank the head for allowing me to look in.”