Teaching at Kirk Balk Academy for the Big Class Challenge

On Friday afternoon I visited the Kirk Balk Academy as part of the Big Class Challenge to talk to a group of pupils from different classes about politics, the job I do in Parliament and how I represent our area.

The Big Class Challenge is a programme run by the Teach First charity, aiming to bring volunteers from different sectors into schools to teach pupils.

The students grilled me with interesting questions on topics such as trade after Brexit, getting more involved in politics, and issues in the local area.

It was great to be back in the classroom as part of the Challenge and as a Teach First ambassador it was a pleasure to support this initiative.