I recently opened a new digital classroom at Braunstone Frith Primary School. The project is backed by Samsung, who have provided a range of state-of-the-art technology including 30 tablets, 10 Chromebooks, and a 75 inch interactive whiteboard with touch screen capability.
During my visit I met Ellie and Julia from New Parks who told me about learning to blog and why reading and writing are so important. Parents are also encouraged to get involved with workshops specifically designed for them.
Initiatives like this really engage children and help equip them with the skills they need for the future. That’s why they get my full backing and support.
I’m campaigning for more affordable housing in Leicester West – including building more rented social housing – and help for homeowners through the recession.
As Labour’s Shadow Minister for Care and Older People I’m campaigning for better services and support for older people, carers and their families, and a sustainable system for funding social care in future.
I’m working to help your family by pressing for faster progress in local schools, more improvements in our NHS, and continued investment in children’s early years.
Helping businesses and making sure people have got the skills and training they need to work and earn a decent living is a top priority in Leicester West.