A Haverhill teacher joined colleagues from across the region to enjoy dinner in the House of Lords.
Castle Manor Academy business teacher Martin Pates went for the dinner at the invite of Lord Tomlinson on January 16.
The event was organised by Anglia Ruskin University, of which Lord Tomlinson is the chair of the board of governors.
Mr Pates joined other business teachers from across East Anglia to discuss issues facing education and business across the country over the dinner.
Lord Tomlinson began his political career as Parliamentary under secretary to Harold Wilson in 1975 – the same year that Mr Pates began teaching at Castle Manor.
“The occasion was amazing, the location, the décor and the opportunity to be in the House of Lords for dinner,” said Mr Pates.
“I’m sure that it will be an experience not to be forgotten.”
Mr Pates teaches business and finance at Castle Manor.
He often encourages students to think beyond the classroom and extend their learning as part of the broad curriculum students study.
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