Submitted by headteacher on Friday, May 18, 2018 - 17:18
Today we were delighted to welcome The Rt Hon Greg Clark to officially open our Outdoor Classroom and newly refurbished pond area. We were joined by members of our Governing Body and PTFA, members of the Parish council, Lisa and Chris from the Tescos store in Hawkhurst, it was a Tescos community grant that enabled us to build the 'The Hide', Toby, Debbie and Jackie from the Co-op store in Cranbrook and Sarah Easton who is the General Manager of Hush Heath Winery and all of whom are sponsors of the recent refurbishment of the Pond Area and of course Mr Russell who was the mastermind, designer and builder behind both projects. The Minister was very impressed with both the Hide and the Pond Area and he also spent time talking to the school council and he took questions from the children in year 5 and 6. The sun shone, the children behaved impeccably and it truly was a memorable occasion. As I stood on the veranda of the Hide, I felt very proud of everything we have achieved and are striving to achieve.
Greg was born in Middlesbrough in 1967, he attended the local St Peter's Comprehensive, South Bank. He went on to study Economics at Cambridge University and was awarded his PhD at the London School of Economics.
Before entering politics, Greg worked for the Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's top business strategy firms, and was posted to the USA, Mexico, South America and Iceland, as well as working for clients in the UK. Greg was appointed MP for Tunbridge Wells in May 2005 and following the General Election, Greg was promoted to Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government in May 2015. In July 2016 Greg was appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.