MP Stephen Timms attended Langdon's Summer School Achievement Assembly to present achievement awards to pupils. The local MP and Cabinet Minister was one of several guests invited to attend, along with Cllrs Rev Quintin Peppiatt and Andrew Panton.
Stephen Timms presented awards to students who had participated in the Indian Dance Group, the Sports Group and the Creative Journalism course. The assembly featured performances by pupils, including an excellent adaptation of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' by the Drama Group.
Langdon Summer School enables students to focus on an area of study suited to their gifts and interests; studies range from "literacy" to "making and doing technology". The summer school aims to boost the children's confidence, encouraging them to aim high in their academic and professional career.
The success of Langdon's summer school is reflected by the number of students who returned as volunteer mentors. Host students, Zohaib Ullah and Amy Burles have both graduated from the summer programme and returned as volunteers. Zohaib and Amy have just achieved successful exam results at Langdon School.
Stephen thoroughly enjoyed the assembly and praised the students who had performed. He commented: "All of the staff and volunteers should be congratulated for putting together another excellent summer programme. I was very impressed with the quality of both the drama group and the dancers who performed."