MP’s praise for Porthcawl Primary School

Thursday, 24 March 2016

By GEM Community Correspondent

in Education

Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon visited Porthcawl Primary School last week to meet headteacher Andrew Wood and pupils in year-6.

The school had a good Estyn inspection report last year and has been awarded a Platinum Eco Award and Achievement for All mark.

The MP said: “The pupils of year-6 were very lively and inquisitive about my job as a Member of Parliament and asked very searching questions about ‘in or out’ of the EU, Sunday trading, rugby tackles for under-16s and votes for 16-year-olds, amongsmany others.

“I met the Porthcawl Power Formula 1 team at the end of the session who showed me their Formula 1 car and a portfolio of their work designing, constructing and racing the fastest Formula 1 car.

“This challenge raises the awareness of STEM in schools, offering a way to learn science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)-related subjects in an exciting way, and is achieving great results

“Porthcawl Power had taken part in the south Wales finals on March 4 and had come second with their F1 car. They were very excited about their success and looking forward to competing in Coventry in June against the best teams from England and Scotland.

“Their teacher Evan Richards said that all media coverage about the Porthcawl Power team and their bid to win the competition will earn more points for the team.

“So, everyone, please join me and spread the word – tweet, Facebook or ‘like’ this story on the newspaper’s website and help them earn more points towards success in June.”

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