Caythorpe primary school visited by MP

Finn Beckett with MP Lincoln MP Karl McCartney. EMN-170602-155002001
Finn Beckett with MP Lincoln MP Karl McCartney. EMN-170602-155002001

Caythorpe Primary School was visited on Monday by MP Karl McCartney.

Year six pupil Finn Bennett has recently taken an interest in politics, and after reading an article about how boys perform in school, Finn sent a letter to Lincoln MP Karl McCartney.

When Finn received a letter from The House of Commons, he said: “I felt surprised and excited, I was so happy to get a response.”

Karl McCartney visited the school on Monday, and met with Finn and his classmates to discuss the subject of boys performance in school.

Mr McCartney explained that he started a debate in the House of Commons last September about how statistics show boys do not do as well as girls in school.

He said: “With a debate in the Commons you can normally involve five or six other MPs, but this particular topic gained the involvement of 23 MPs from different political parties.”

Pupils enjoyed a question and answer session with Mr McCartney, who said afterwards: “What a lovely varied selection of questions, that went very well indeed.”

A spokesman from the school said: “Finn’s fantastic achievement has provided an amazing opportunity for the pupils at Caythorpe Primary School.