Orpington MP Jo Johnson takes a tour around St James’ RC Primary School

PUBLISHED: 15:04 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:04 25 September 2017

Jo Johnson visisted St James' RC Primary School in Petts Wood on Friday

Jo Johnson visisted St James' RC Primary School in Petts Wood on Friday


Pupils showed the Tory MP the school’s new allotment garden

Orpington MP Jo Johnson broke the ground of a new garden during a visit to a Petts Wood school last week.

On Friday, the Tory MP visited pupils at St James’ RC Primary School, where they asked him a number of questions on his work as an MP in Orpington and Westminster.

The head teacher of the single-form entry Catholic school, Lisa Weeks, took the universities’ minster on a tour during his visit.

While opening the new allotment garden, which is hoped to provide food for the school kitchen in the future, Mr Johnson planted a Victoria plum tree to mark the occasion.

Afterwards he said: “St James’ is a terrific school located on a fantastic site, and I am very grateful to the head teacher, Mrs Weeks, for taking the time to show me around. I particularly enjoyed talking to pupils about politics and my role as an MP.

“It was also a pleasure to open the school’s new garden, which will provide a hands-on and fun way for children to learn about growing their own fruit and vegetables and healthy eating.”

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