Matt Warman MP welcomes Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to Giles Academy Old Leake

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited a local school this week to talk to students about the health hazards of smoking. Smoking causes 1 in 4 cancer deaths in this country which is why the government is bringing forward legislation to ensure this generation of children are never exposed to its risks.


The Prime Minister participated in some interactive experiments in the science lab which vividly demonstrated the dangers of smoking, and chatted to students about all the reasons that smoking is not a habit to take up.


The Prime Minister also spoke to students and staff at the school about how proud they are of their excellent recent Ofsted report and Progress 8 score.


Speaking after the visit Matt Warman MP commented – ‘Since my first visit to Giles following their joining the SLAT family of schools I’ve seen in both the external results and also in the behaviour and atmosphere in the school the dramatic improvement brought about with a dedicated team and inspiring leadership. Today students told me that lessons are now focused on learning with no distractions from disruption in the classroom and I was happy to hear some year 11 students are even considering teaching as a future career. I look forward to the school continuing to thrive and nurture the young people that it serves.

My thanks, and thanks from the Giles and SLAT team to the Prime Minister for helping to inspire this new generation to achieve their full potential- smoke free!’



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