Stephen Timms MP visits Manor Park primary school

Stephen Timms MP with Sir John Heron Primary School pupils Picture: The Brilliant Club

Stephen Timms MP with Sir John Heron Primary School pupils Picture: The Brilliant Club - Credit: The Brilliant Club

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has met with primary school pupils taking part in a programme designed to encourage a university education.

He visited Year 5 and 6 pupils at Sir John Heron Primary School, in Manor Park, to find out about the Scholars Programme, a national scheme which offers university-style learning.

As well as taking part in tutorials, the youngsters will also visit two top universities.

It is run by charity The Brilliant Club, which aims to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds going to a highly selective university.

Mr Timms said: “I want to see young people from our area doing as well at school as those from anywhere in the country, and this initiative can only help.

“I wish the pupils the very best for the future, and I hope more schools will give their pupils the chance to benefit from the programme.”