Chancellor heads back to school to hand out special awards

Tatton MP George Osborne came to Handforth on Friday, 6th May, to visit a local primary school.

Pupils at Wilmslow Grange Community Primary School were delighted to welcome their special guest who observed a Year 1/2 literacy class and took a tour of the school to see the new resource provision for children with autism spectrum condition and school library.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer then attended a special achievement assembly where he was entertained by Year 5 pupils who performed a play they had written about King Lear and previously performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

Afterwards George Osborne handed out this week's superstar, special achievement and star of the week awards.

Before heading off to his next engagement the Chancellor took questions from the children and told them about the new £1 coin being introduced at the end of the year which will have 12 sides and two colours, like the £2 coin.

George explained that it had been designed by a 15-year-old boy called Daniel who won a national school's competition and that he had met with the Queen to ask if she was happy with the design before they started making one and a half billion of them - the production of which is what is currently underway at a rate of 4000 coins a minute.

Headteacher Mark Unwin said ""We were very pleased to welcome George Osborne MP to Wilmslow Grange this morning, to see the recent developments in the school's building and to spend time discussing the quality of our children's work.

"We are very grateful that he gave up his time to talk with children, parents and staff and for attending our Achievement Assembly and awarding the weekly prizes. His kind words about our school were much appreciated."

George Osborne said: "Wilmslow Grange is a fantastic school with dedicated teachers, hardworking pupils and supportive parents. The school has a real community spirit and I look forward to seeing its continued success."

George Osborne, Wilmslow Grange