MP grilled by Ripley pupils

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AMBER Valley MP Nigel Mills has paid a visit to Lons Infants School in Ripley where he faced a grilling from some of the pupils.

Questions ranged from the MP’s favourite colour to what an MP does on a day-to-day basis.

Headteacher Amanda Godber said: “They were asking him questions and trying to get an understanding of what an MP does – where he lives and what he does with his time. They asked some really good questions about life outside Ripley and London, which was a topic studied by the Year Two children last term.”

Mr Mills said: “As they got a bit older they asked some questions about sports funding - I think they got some assistance with those. I think the position there is a little more encouraging now than it was a few weeks ago.”

He toured the school’s positive playroom and heard about plans for developing woodland adjacent to the school into an outdoor classroom.