Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited a school in Bovingdon last month to see how parents and staff were working together to ensure children can go back to school.
After he announced that £1billion will be used to help children who have been out of school for months because of the pandemic, the PM toured the school and spoke to students.
Mr Johnson, who visited the academy on his birthday, also joined a lesson and hosted a Q and A session with the pupils. He was keen to see, at first hand, how schools have been managing to welcome back increasing numbers of pupils.
Accompanied by Gagan Mohindra, MP for South West Hertfordshire, Mr Johnson met Vicky Parsey, chief executive of Aspire Academies Trust, which oversees the academy and Shereen Breslin, principal at the academy.
Both the staff at the school and Mr Mohindra MP were delighted to welcome the Prime Minister.
After the visit, staff said the day was extremely memorable and were delighted to show the Prime Minister the progress they had made.
Vicky Parsey said: “I’m delighted with the way all of our schools have prioritised high levels of engagement and communication with our children, families and communities during this very difficult time.”
Mr Mohindra MP said he was thrilled Mr Johnson chose Bovingdon Primary Academy to make such an important announcement.
He commented: “It was brilliant to welcome the Prime Minister to South West Hertfordshire to make his announcement on the additional £1bn of funding for education. I know that this is a topic close to his, mine and my residents’ hearts and I know that the children and staff will have long lasting and fond memories of his visit.”