Coleridge children hold my feet to the fire

Well – education is certainly alive and well at Coleridge School. I went there on Friday to let year 5s grill me on the coalition, parliament and Crouch End!

Whenever I go to a school (and I do go pretty often) I can always tell if the children have been taught well. This applies to all parts of the constituency – from the leafier parts to the areas that are more deprived – the children match the teachers.

Clearly, from the level of enthusiasm to the intelligence of the questions – these children were on it! For an hour they grilled me on politics, the coalition, equalities, extraordinary rendition. You name it – they asked it.

When at the end I asked if any of them wanted to go into politics – a whole host of hands shot up. Fantastic!