Deputy PM cooks good at school visit

Depute Prime Minister Nick Clegg with his wife Miriam and Bearsden Councillor Ashay Ghai.
Depute Prime Minister Nick Clegg with his wife Miriam and Bearsden Councillor Ashay Ghai.

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg enjoyed a tour of a newly-refurbished nursery at a Bearsden school during his recent visit to Scotland.

The Liberal Democrat leader Mr Clegg and his wife Miriam were shown around the revamped nursery at Castlehill Primary School on Monday, October 6.

They were joined by LibDem MP Jo Swinson during their visit to a number of classes, including a practical cookery lesson.

Mr Clegg said: “I was delighted to visit Castlehill Primary School. The facilities at the school are fantastic and it was great to see the children making the most of them.

“We particularly enjoyed cooking with the children and seeing the new nursery refurbishment.

“Many thanks to the staff and children for making it such an enjoyable visit.”

Ms Swinson added: “It’s not every day the Deputy Prime Minister pops into your local school to make scones, but the children at Castlehill relished the opportunity to show off their cookery skills.

“We were impressed by the hard work the children had put into delivering a great show for us including the artwork in the nursery and the lovely presentation on the plants they have been growing.

“Castlehill is a fantastic local primary school and we all enjoyed a hugely successful visit.

“My thanks to Miriam and Nick for taking the time to come and visit, and also to the staff and children who were so welcoming.”

Bearsden councillor Ashay Ghai, depute leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said he was delightedMr Clegg could see first-hand the nursery refurbishment and the obvious benefits this brings to the young people who attend.

He said: “We are always pleased to be able to showcase our great schools and we are particularly proud of the work carried out in the nursery over the summer.”

Castlehill’s headteacher Suzanne Kenney added: “We showed our special visitors a range of primary classes and the children were keen to explain what they were learning.

“They were excited to have VIP visitors and to talk to them about their lessons.”