Education is key to building a more fair and more just society according to Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Alex Rowley. The Scottish Labour deputy leader was speaking after a visit to his old primary school in Kelty where he met with primary 6 pupils and answered question ranging from the role of an MSP to what the parliament can do to help poor children.
Alex Rowley said; “I have great memories of being at St Josephs in Kelty and really enjoyed being grilled by the children who had given a lot of thought to the kind of issues and questions they were putting to me. The school was a hive of activity with lots of learning and fun very evident to see.
“I also had the pleasure later in the week to visit the P4 class assembly at Kelty Primary School and met more children who were enthused by their learning. The work going on in the local schools is so important to ensuring that every local child is given the very best chance to achieve their full potential. When I grew up in Kelty there was lots of jobs in traditional industries so whilst school was important you could always find work but today that has changed and every child must be able to achieve their potential in order to get the best chances in life.
Mr Rowley thanks the teachers and staff for all they do and said he would continue to fight for the resources that schools require to get the best for all children.
Photo shows Alex Rowley with P6 pupils at St Josephs Kelty