Pupils at St Andrew the Apostle Greel Orthodox School learn about European Parliament during MEP's visit

Marina Yannakoudis with headteacher Robert Ahearn during her visit

Marina Yannakoudis with headteacher Robert Ahearn during her visit

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Students at the UK’s first Greek Orthodox secondary school learned about European politics when an MEP came to visit.

Marina Yannakoudis, the Conservative MEP for London, spoke to pupils at St Andrew the Apostle School, which is based in the North London Business Park, on Wednesday.

The politician was given a tour of the school and spoke about the role of the European Parliament and her work as an MEP.

She said: “The school has a wonderful atmosphere to it and has managed to combine a strong community spirit with an international flavour.

“If my children where younger I’d be very pleased to send them to such an inspiring and nurturing school.”

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12:28pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Don't Call Me Dave says...

Note to the Editor of this once fine newspaper. The MEP's name is Marina Yannakoudakis, not Yannakoudis.

Politicians should not be allowed into schools - especially to brainwash pupils into thinking that the EU is a wonderful institution. I wonder if Mrs Yannakoudakis told the students that she only got her job because David Cameron decided to bump her up several positions on the candidates list simply because she was a woman (in the previous ballot of party members, she came 5th out of 6th, but the four people above her were all men, so they had to go. We can't have democracy in the Tory party).
Note to the Editor of this once fine newspaper. The MEP's name is Marina Yannakoudakis, not Yannakoudis. Politicians should not be allowed into schools - especially to brainwash pupils into thinking that the EU is a wonderful institution. I wonder if Mrs Yannakoudakis told the students that she only got her job because David Cameron decided to bump her up several positions on the candidates list simply because she was a woman (in the previous ballot of party members, she came 5th out of 6th, but the four people above her were all men, so they had to go. We can't have democracy in the Tory party). Don't Call Me Dave
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1:15am Tue 1 Apr 14

harvey_uk says...

Wonder if someone from UKIP will be invited to talk about the 'merits' of the EU. Though a UKIP spokesperson educating a Greek school about the EU is a lost cause. TIme to leave the EU and build relationships with the emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and stop wasting time and money on Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria.
Wonder if someone from UKIP will be invited to talk about the 'merits' of the EU. Though a UKIP spokesperson educating a Greek school about the EU is a lost cause. TIme to leave the EU and build relationships with the emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and stop wasting time and money on Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria. harvey_uk
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