It was a delight to visit Hackney New Primary School which, due to the pandemic, is the first time in a while I’ve been able to visit a school. As ever, the pupils spoke eloquently about the issues that matter to them, particularly on the climate crisis. I encouraged them to remain involved in politics and write letters so that their voice can be heard.

My visit also included a first-class demonstration of the musical education offered at Hackney New Primary School and the rooftop garden managed entirely by pupils. 

I’m looking forward to further school visits but this slow return back to normal is only possible thanks to the COVID-19 vaccines. If you haven’t received your first, second, or booster dose it is still not too late. You can walk-in at a local pharmacy or at Hackney’s main vaccination centre at 3a Bocking Street. You can also attend a local pop-up vaccination event – see here for further details.