Nailsea School are always keen to hear about former students and their success at whichever career path they have chosen to follow. They were extremely happy, therefore, to receive a visit from a Claire Perry MP, the Member of Parliament for Devizes constituency, who returned to her childhood home town to visit her former secondary school.
During the visit Claire gave out Student Council ties in the Griffin House Assembly and spoke to the students encouraging participation in student councils. She then went on to a Student Council meeting, where she told council members about how she became an MP before answering their questions. It was inspiring for them to see that a former pupil of their school had become an MP, and made them think about their own future ambitions. Claire also received a tour of the school which received a re-build in 2000.
Headteacher Chris Wade enthused “It was a huge privilege to welcome Claire Perry MP to Nailsea School recently. Her passion for education and how it can transform lives was clear when she spoke to representatives from the student council. As a former pupil she was thrilled to meet Mr Richards, her former science teacher, who she said inspired her to aim high. She was inspirational in her approach and very keen to maintain the link she has with the school.“