20 MAR 2012

Dr Dan meets with young people at Helmingham Community Primary School

Dr Dan chats to pupils at Helmingham Primary SchoolDan always enjoys meeting with Suffolk’s teachers, governors and young people and last week, he visited Helmingham Community Primary School where he met with Head Teacher Bernie Cleland, who showed him around the small rural school. He also listened to student members of the School Council, who asked him about life as both a doctor and an MP and shared with Dan their ideas about how to improve the school.

It is a great pleasure for Dan to listen to young people in our local schools, who always talk with such enthusiasm during the question and answer sessions. Helmingham Primary School was established in 1853 by the Tollemache Family of Helmingham Hall and has 68 pupils on its roll, between the ages of 5 and 11. Mrs Cleland and her team are now planning an extension to provide more classroom space, which will provide a better learning environment for the pupils at Helmingham. The pupils were a real credit to their teachers, and Dan very much looks forward to visiting Helmingham Primary School again in future.

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Written Answers — Department for Transport: A14: Bridges (10 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days the A14 Orwell Bridge has been closed in each year since 2000.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients (8 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of working-age adult mental-health bed admissions have taken place under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year since 2009.