In February we welcomed Preet Gill, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston, and Shadow Cabinet Minister for International Development to the school.
Preet Kaur Gill, the UK’s first female Sikh MP, was born and raised in the West Midlands and was a social worker and a Councillor and Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection prior to entering Parliament. She is Chair of the Co-operative Party Parliamentary Group, a patron of social housing charity Spring Housing, and Vice-President of the Local Government Association.
Jessica Ward, Principal said: “This was an extremely important day for Elmhurst to help raise awareness of the challenges we face as an independent school. We are so grateful Preet could find the time to visit us and meet with staff and students. We want Elmhurst to keep thriving and with UK Government’s interest and support we aim to continue to think big, maintain and build on our offer and provide the best training and education for the talented young people in our care.”
A supporter of Elmhurst since 2018, Preet met students Benedict Harrison (Year 11), Delphine Churchill (Year 9), Elisa Stanciu (Year 7), André Weller (Year 11) and Wesley Mpakati (Year 10) who all shared their experiences of being an Elmhurst student. Preet also observed Year 12 Women at the end of their ballet class.
André requested some tickets for Prime Minister’s Questions, so watch this space!