A secondary school invited its local MP to see the measures it has brought in to keep students and staff safe.

Rickmansworth School welcomed Gagan Mohindra on Monday to see first-hand its Covid-19 risk management.

This was Mr Mohindra’s first visit to the school since it fully opened after lockdown in September and following his election as MP for South West Hertfordshire.

Headteacher Matt Fletcher was pleased to have the chance to meet Mr Mohindra and to showcase how hard the school’s staff have been working during the pandemic to ensure the continued provision of education.

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Mr Fletcher showed Mr Mohindra some areas of the school including its eco garden. Photo: Holly Davies

Mr Fletcher also took the opportunity to make some broader suggestions on behalf of staff and students in all schools.

Mr Mohindra also spoke to the school’s 'A' Level Politics students who also had the chance to ask him questions.

He spoke to the group about his role as an MP before opening the floor to questions from the students.

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Mr Mohindra speaking to the school’s A Level Politics students. Photo: Beth Christie

Topics ranged from the Conservative Party, the proposed HS2 development and Britain leaving the EU, with the Sixth Formers showing that they have a lively interest in politics and current affairs.