Maria Miller MP visits Oakridge Junior School

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller recently visited Oakridge Junior School. She had a meeting with the Executive Headteacher of the Oakridge Federation, Mrs Diane Charman, and the Deputy Head Claire Cameron, to hear about latest developments at the school. She also took the opportunity to tell them how impressed she had been when she met a group of Year 5 children from Oakridge Junior who had visited Parliament earlier in the week, and had some excellent questions for her.
 
Maria met members of the school council and some of the children who had participated in the air quality project, which had been run by the My Journey Hampshire team. They discussed the findings of the project, the impact of pollution on the local area, and the steps they and their families were taking to help improve air quality. Members of the school council discussed their priorities, including fundraising for local charities, as well as ideas about local issues.
 
Maria was also given a tour of the new extension building at the school, which was completed last summer.
 
Maria said: “I was very pleased to visit Oakridge Junior School again, particularly having met some of the children in Parliament earlier in the week. It was great to see the wonderful new extension at the school, delivered as part of the record investment that is being made in Basingstoke schools.”
 
“I was also really interested to hear from the school council and the children who participated in the air quality project. Although air quality was generally good around the school site, children had still made some changes, like cycling and walking to school, to make the air quality even better.”