There’s always a lot going on at the Archer Academy, but Monday 27th April was certainly a memorable day. You may remember that last year we had a visit from the Labour MP Tristram Hunt; and now, our students have welcomed the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and local MP Mike Freer, to our school.

This was a very special opportunity for our students and staff to showcase our wonderful school. A group of students prepared some fantastic questions for the Prime Minister, really keeping him on his toes. They found out about his favourite subject at school, history, what he felt his biggest achievements were and why he had decided to visit us.

Many adults would struggle to interview such a senior politician, but this was not an issue for our Year 7s and Year 8s – they were confident, assured interviewers as well as attentive listeners. They also, of course, spoke very proudly of their school.

Mr Cameron went on to have a tour of the school and joined an Art and a Dance lesson, during which he picked up some top tips on recreating an image of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” using shaving foam. The Art class were asked about their hopes for the future and what they enjoyed about being pioneers of a new school; they were all full of enthusiasm and proud to share their opinions.

The Archer Academy community has a lot to shout about and we are always pleased when prominent figures take the time to come and see what we’ve achieved; our students were a credit to us yesterday. We have no doubt that there were some interesting conversations around many dinner tables when parents asked their children “How was school today?” when they got home!


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