16 SEP 2011

Visit to Downend School

Jack visited Downend School where he spoke to around seventy A Level pupils about his life as an MP. This was the latest in a series of visits to the school by inspirational figures from the local area.

Jack spoke on what motivated him to get involved in politics, his background before becoming an MP, how to get selected as a Parliamentary candidate and what he hopes to achieve in Parliament. He also talked about the typical day of an MP, both in Parliament and when in the constituency. Questions to Jack were on topics such as Afghanistan, education and the plans for a new home ground for Bristol City.

'I really enjoyed my visit to Downend School. It was fantastic to be able to show them that someone from a very ordinary background such as myself can set and achieve very difficult goals, and I was very impressed with the range of questions asked of me. I have encouraged the pupils to get in touch with me if they have any issues or questions I can help them with.'

After this, Jack met the new Head of Downend School, Mr Will Roberts, who talked about this first few weeks in the role and the challenges ahead of him in the months and years ahead.

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