Duncan and Nick Clegg visit Ivy Lane Primary School

Duncan brought Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam to Chippenham’s Ivy Lane Primary School, where they met the Year 6 candidates taking part in the school’s mock election and made apple crumble in the school’s kitchen.

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Ivy Lane School receives an extra £100,000 a year to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Duncan and Nick learnt about some of the ways the school is putting this money to use, including a programme of half an hour’s daily one-to-one ‘reading recovery’ for pupils who might otherwise fall behind.

They joined pupils for lunch in the newly refurbished cafeteria, which was partly funded by money given to the school by the Coalition Government to enable it to provide free lunches to all infants, and which Duncan opened last year.

Since September, all infants are entitled to free school meals, and the Liberal Democrat manifesto sets out plans to extend them to all primary school pupils.

You can read the Gazette & Herald’s article on Nick and Duncan’s visit here.

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