Here at King’s Park Academy, we were extremely privileged to welcome such a widely known and accredited British figure. John Bercow, MP (Member of Parliament) has been Mr Speaker in the House of Commons for almost 10 years. He is a well recognised and significant member of the government, with a very important job role. So, we were very lucky that he could squeeze the Read and Ride-A-Thon team into what must be a very busy schedule!
John Bercow was asked to visit Year 6 to give a talk about his job role in the House of Commons, however was able to give us time to discuss and support our small, yet worthy cause.
John Bercow commented that, “One of my great passions is reading,” showing that he too shares our devotion to encourage young children to get reading! And children…look where it may take you! Reading really can open up many doors, including those into the Houses of Parliament!