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MP Nick Boles makes special visit to Grantham school

Pupils at National Junior School welcomed Grantham MP Nick Boles last week to see what makes it an ‘outstanding church school’ as judged by Diocese of Lincoln Inspector.

Mr Boles was invited to observe a whole host of activities across the school on Friday afternoon, including poetry, drama sessions and singing.

He got to listen to the Choristers choir sing a jazz song and watch as Year 3 pupils took part in drama sessions, painting, mosaic and clay work around the creation story in the bible.

Year 4 pupils had a lively discussion around the Christian value of peace before pupils in Year 5 read out a variety of poems promoting harmony, which were inspired from their RE studies on Buddhism. Finally, the Year 6 pupils decorated St Wulfram’s Church and invited Mr Boles to join the school for a picnic celebration in honour of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last month.

The Church of England’s vision for education considers four key areas for church schools, comprising of educating for knowledge, skills and wisdom, educating for hope and aspiration, educating for community and living well together and educating for dignity and respect.

Father Stuart Cradduck accompanied Mr Boles during the visit.

He said: “National has always been a school strong in its Christian identity and we were very happy to be able to share this with Nick Boles.

“As part of the visi,t he saw an honest glimpse into the close relationship between the church and the school.”

Mr Boles said: “Thank you to the teachers and pupils at the National School for singing anthems, reading poems and sharing their drawings.

“A great church school with exemplary leadership.”


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