PUPILS and staff at a Bradford school have given their local MP a taster of daily school life.

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins recently visited Tong Leadership Academy, and was taken on a tour by Chief of Staff, Andrew Thornton and Principal Stephen Curran.

They saw a number of classes in action, including a Year 8 Maths class, a Year 9 English discussion on social class drawing on the musical Blood Brothers, and a Year 11 Geography class focusing on the primary and secondary effects of earthquakes. She also met with the Senior Leadership Team to discuss local issues.

Stephen Curran, Principal of the school, said: “It was a real pleasure meeting Judith Cummings MP and Andrew Thornton. We were able to demonstrate how positive the Tong Leadership Academy community is and how excited we are about the school’s future as a part of Tauheedul Education Trust.

“Working in harmony with the local community is, in our view, essential if we are to achieve the levels of excellence we aspire to. So to make such positive start to what I’m sure will be a long and fruitful relationship with Judith and her office was fantastic.”

After her visit, Mrs Cummins said: "I was delighted to meet the staff and students at Tong Leadership Academy. I was particularly impressed with the students’ positive attitudes to their learning.”

Members of the Student Voice Executive Council were involved in the MP’s visit. Year 10 pupil Aaliyah Vanzie said: “I really enjoyed meeting Judith Cummins. I have never met an MP before and it was good to hear about her job in Parliament.”