Bassetlaw: John Mann MP hails the success of 2014 summer school

Bassetlaw MP John Mann has hailed the completion of another successful Bassetlaw Summer School.
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John Mann MP

The event, which is now in its eighth year, sees 40 students from Bassetlaw travel to London for a week.

This year the students questioned leading MPs in their own select committee hearing on the impact of the Leveson Report and also met the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow in his official state apartments.

They not only got to experience Parliament and see how it works but also visited the leading sporting goods manufacturers Pentland Brands, a privately owned company with an annual turnover of more than $3 billion.

They followed this by heading to BBC Broadcasting House and questioned Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills on his career and hang out on the set of The One Show.

Here is what some of the students who took part had to say:

“This week has been an experience I will never forget.”

“The whole experience for me was unbelievable, meeting people I wouldn’t normally be able to meet.”

“It’s been a life changing week and one that I won’t forget.”

John Mann said “This year’s students really were superb and I would like to thank them, the teachers from the schools and all the people who gave their time to meet with them for taking part.”

“I am the only MP in the country to offer such an experience and I started it as I wanted to show these students what opportunities exist and are available to them.”