Every child deserves an excellent education, and I believe in what outstanding schools can do to ensure students reach their full potential.
Fortunately, we have so many brilliant schools in the Havant constituency that go the extra mile, and care about creating an environment to learn. More than 90 per cent of children in our constituency attend either an Outstanding or Good school.
While we are fortunate to have such successful organisations, I am keen to recognise some of the hard-working students that create the learning environment that helps all pupils succeed.
That’s why I was recently at Bosmere Junior School to hand out my first Member of Parliament School Awards. These are to highlight the local pupils that have shown outstanding leadership or made strong academic progress throughout the year.
Pupils at Bosmere were the first to receive their Awards this year and I’m pleased many other schools across our constituency are now getting involved too. I want to keep motivating more children to achieve their best and I’ll be continuing my many school projects to ensure every child in the constituency gets the best start in life.
A reminder that my next major constituency event will be my fourth Community Groups and Older Persons Information Fair, taking place on Thursday 4 July from 10am to 2pm at the Meridian Centre in Havant, which is free for all residents.
I expect around fifty exhibitors on the day, including those who provide help, support or activities for both older people and other members of the community, from statutory bodies to charities to community groups and clubs. If your organisation would like to exhibit on the day, please email: Alan.Mak.MP@Parliament.uk for more information.
There will also be a chance to become a Dementia Friend, with a free session taking place at 11am run by Dementia Friendly Havant – no appointment needed.