Quarrydale girls grill MP Gloria at Q&A
ASHFIELD MP Gloria De Piero was put through her paces by an all-female panel of students during a Q&A session at Sutton’s Quarrydale School.
The 16 and 17-year-olds grilled Gloria on a range of subjects that varied from politics to law and order to Hillsborough.
But the one question that the MP said really caught her attention was from Daisy Roberts, who asked if there was anything she could do to help improve the facilities at the school.
Gloria told her she would take the matter up with the Secretary of State for Education and encouraged her to write a letter which she could then pass directly to Michael Gove.
Gloria said: “Daisy asked me about the facilities at Quarrydale so I suggested she write to Michael Gove and I will personally ensure he receives her letter and is aware of her concerns. We will both look forward to his reply.”
More than 60 youngsters took part in the 30 minute long question and answer session, which was organised by the director of Quarrydale’s Sixth Form, Chris Wildsmith.
He said “We see a key focus of students’ learning to be the building of relationships and understanding the roles that local dignitaries hold and the inspiration they can provide.
“I am very grateful that our local MP was keen to take questions and answers, without knowing the questions first.”
Gloria added: “I was so inspired by the young women I met today. They reinforced to me what a bright future Ashfield has when we have such confident and intelligent young women attending our local schools.”
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