On Friday, May 27th, Anna Firth, Member of Parliament for Southend West, visited St Michael’s School in Leigh-on-Sea to present the school with their Platinum Jubilee Certificates, and to see the school’s celebrations ahead of the Jubilee weekend.
Anna was greeted by Mr James Mobbs, the Headteacher, and West Leigh Councillor, Fay Evans, before watching the children’s Jubilee parade and Jubilee hat competition. Anna spoke to the children to congratulate them on all their fantastic efforts and to remind them of what a historic occasion it is. She also produced the winning tickets of the whole-school raffle, for which the main prize was a Jubilee-themed hamper.
Mr Mobbs then gave Anna a full tour of the school and its facilities, including the school’s chapel, kitchen, garden room and drama studio.
Speaking after the visit, Anna said “I’m absolutely blown away by all the effort that the children of St Michael’s School have put into celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! They’ve baked some incredible cakes, created their own spectacular hats, and put on a brilliant Jubilee show with music and dancing! St Michael’s is a wonderful school and I couldn’t help but be struck by how happy and relaxed the pupils are. I want to say a personal thank you to Mr Mobbs and all the staff at St Michaels for the wonderful education they provide to their pupils!”