Alok Sharma, Member of Parliament for Reading West, last week visited The Wren School in Reading to give an assembly as part of the school’s Parliament week.
Mr Sharma spoke to a group of year eight and nine students about his role as a Member of Parliament and his work as Minister of State for Housing and Planning.
The visit to the Wren School was a particularly happy event for Mr Sharma as, together with the brilliant Wren Parent Group, he lobbied the Department for Education for permission to open the free school in Reading. The Wren opened in 2015 on the former Elvian School site. Mr Sharma worked with the school to help them secure this site and subsequently he was appointed a Patron of the Wren School.
Alok Sharma said: “I was delighted to be invited to hold an assembly at the Wren School and meet with their students. I am very proud that the school is now fully open after all the hard work supporters put into campaigning for it. The new school buildings are coming up fast and I look forward to seeing these once all the work is complete.”
Mrs Kukkuk, Leader of Humanities and Citizenship and Personal Social and Health Education Coordinator at the Wren School said: “Mr Sharma's visit was very well received by our Year 9 students and they particularly liked the Q&A style. Some of our students asked thought provoking questions and Mr Sharma answered these questions in a manner that 13 year old students could understand. Thank you for visiting The Wren.”