Alfie Green, Alistair Cambell, Raquel Ferro
POLITICS pupils turned the tables on Alastair Campbell by giving him a grilling to remind him of his time at No.10.
The writer, journalist and politician presented prizes at Haydon School’s prize-giving ceremony held before Christmas.
The New Labour man spent time with A-level politics students at the school, in Wiltshire Lane, Eastcote, who questioned him about his time spent working for Tony Blair in Downing Street.
He told the pupils their perceptive questions were tougher than those from the twice weekly press conferences he faced as the former Prime Minister’s press secretary.
More than 150 pupils received awards for departments, effort, overall achievement and 100 percent attendance.
The school welcomed back its retired headteacher Steve Robson, who awarded the student who best epitomised the Haydon values of co-operation, community, respect, perseverance and excellence.
Frankie Sharma, now studying at Oxford University, was the first recipient of the award. He was also one of the shining students in the Gazette's coverage of A-level results day, where Frankie achieved three A*s and one A.
At the end of the evening, Mr Campbell told his 198,216 followers on twitter: “Just spoke at a fantastic prize giving at Haydon School, Pinner. Great kids, great teachers.”