Nene Park Academy

17th July 2017

Shailesh Vara MP visited Nene Park Academy in Orton Longueville, Peterborough, and met with senior staff as well as having a question and answer session with students.

Mr Vara met with sixth form students at the Academy and spoke about his role as a Member of Parliament and previously as a Government Minister. There was also a Question and Answer session which saw a wide range of questions from local matters to topical issues such as tuition fees.

Following the meeting, Mr Vara met with Principal, Steve Howard, who updated him on recent developments at the Academy.

Commenting on the visit, Mr Vara said: -

“It was a pleasure to visit the Academy and the progress made over recent years is a testament to the hard work of staff and the senior leadership team.

The pupils asked some very challenging questions on both local and national issues and it was positive to see just how engaged they are with politics.”

Steve Howard, Principal of Nene Park Academy said:

“In May, we held a general election hustings for our sixth form students to encourage them to start thinking more about politics and how they can be a part of it. Our students thoroughly enjoyed it so we were delighted that Mr Vara could come along to carry on the momentum within the Academy.

The students thoroughly engaged with the discussion asking insightful questions about local issues that affect them and we hope they came away feeling inspired.”