Category Archives: Education

Farne Primary hosts MP’s brilliant visit

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has paid a visit to Farne Primary School to hear more about how the school’s motto – ‘Bring Out Your Brilliance’ – underpins everything the staff and pupils do. Catherine was invited to visit the Newbiggin Hall-based school by headteacher, Mr Lee Gallon, after it was recently named by The … Continue reading Farne Primary hosts MP’s brilliant visit

North East FE colleges debate

Catherine spoke yesterday during a Westminster Hall debate on Further Education colleges in the North East, discussing the work of Newcastle College – and particularly the Aviation Academy, which is based in Newcastle North – funding cuts, apprenticeships and concerns about the new apprenticeship levy. You can read her speech below, and a full transcript … Continue reading North East FE colleges debate

Catherine signs Holocaust Book of Commitment

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has renewed her pledge to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust and the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people, by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s annual Book of Commitment. Catherine signed the Book ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day which takes place tomorrow (27th January), … Continue reading Catherine signs Holocaust Book of Commitment

Local MPs visit Northumbria Law School

Shadow Attorney General Catherine McKinnell and fellow North East MP, Julie Elliott, visited Northumbria University, Newcastle, recently to take part in a Q&A with law students. During the visit, the pair – who are both Northumbria graduates – met with students who were keen to find out more about working in Westminster. Newcastle North MP … Continue reading Local MPs visit Northumbria Law School

‘Every Child a Lifesaver’ campaign gathers pace

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has joined colleagues from across the UK to receive a hands-on first aid lesson in Westminster, as public support grows for the teaching of lifesaving skills to be made compulsory in schools. A recent parliamentary reception gave MPs the opportunity to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to treat choking, burns and bleeding. The event … Continue reading ‘Every Child a Lifesaver’ campaign gathers pace