Cardinal Newman Catholic School welcomed Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP (Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven) to the school for him to learn more about the teaching and learning that takes place at the school and to meet a number of students from his constituency.
Dr James Kilmartin, Principal, provided Lloyd Russell-Moyle with an overview and discussed the various challenges faced including current funding constraints. He was then given a tour of the school and visited a number of classes and facilities around the buildings and grounds. Taking part in a Biology lesson looking at the structure of an onion cell through a microscope he was quizzed by the students. He also visited a Politics class in Newman College, the sixth form of Cardinal Newman Catholic School, where the MP engaged with the students, giving his thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of the UK’s unwritten constitution.
Mr Lloyd Russell-Moyle then attended a forum with some students from his own constituency. The students were keen to ask the MP about issues that really mattered to them including public transport and bus routes within the city.
Dr James Kilmartin, Principal, said: “It is important that our students meet with all of our local MPs and have the opportunity to discuss local issues. I was proud of the questions they wanted to ask and their enthusiasm to learn more about politics. As the City’s largest comprehensive school, I welcome the opportunity to discuss the challenges that we face. I thank Lloyd for coming in to see us.”
Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP (Brighton Kempton & Peacehaven) said: “I really enjoyed my time meeting students, staff and governors. I was really impressed with the way the students engaged with questions I asked them and they weren’t short in challenging questions to me which is encouraging.”