Local MP visits Liverpool school to empower young learners

On 10 May, Dan Carden, MP for Liverpool Walton, made a significant visit to St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School. This visit served as a testament to his commitment to engaging with local communities and supporting educational initiatives.

During his visit, Dan embarked on a comprehensive tour of the school’s premises, acquainting himself with the learning environment and interacting with pupils and staff alike. The highlight of the visit was his engagement with various stakeholders, including the school council, the Parent-Teacher Friends Association (PTFA), and the dedicated staff involved in the conception and launch of the school library.

St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School’s mission is to ‘Love, Learn, and Shine together with Jesus’. This ethos permeates every aspect of the school’s activities, fostering a nurturing environment where pupils can thrive academically, spiritually, and socially.

Dan took the opportunity to listen to the perspectives of the school council, comprised of enthusiastic pupil leaders who represent their fellow pupils’ interests. Their insights provided valuable perspectives on the school’s needs and aspirations.

Furthermore, Dan had a fruitful exchange with the PTFA, recognising the vital role played by parents and teachers in enhancing the educational experience. Their collaborative efforts contribute significantly to enriching the school community and fostering a conducive learning environment.

The visit culminated in discussions with the dedicated staff members who spearheaded the design and implementation of the school library. Claire Sime, headteacher of St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, is passionate about instilling a love of reading for all students. She envisions the school as a community hub, where members of the local community can come together to share resources, ideas, and experiences.

Recognising the pivotal role of libraries in nurturing a culture of reading and learning, Dan commended their efforts in providing pupils with access to a diverse range of literary resources.

Reflecting on his visit, Dan Carden MP expressed his admiration for the dedication and passion exhibited by the St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School community. He emphasised the importance of investing in education and ensuring that every child has access to quality learning opportunities.

Dan’s visit underscores the significance of community engagement and collaboration in fostering educational excellence. As a champion for education and a staunch advocate for his constituents, Dan reaffirmed his commitment to supporting initiatives that empower young learners and strengthen communities. St Matthew’s student council were invited to meet with Dan Carden MP at his offices in Westminster and tour the houses of parliament, which they are looking forward to.

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