Rishi has visited a school which has been recognised for its work caring for the environment.
He went to Pickhill Church of England Primary School, near Bedale, to hear about its ecological efforts.
Earlier this year the school was awarded the prestigious Green Flag accolade for its relentless work to care for the environment, becoming one of the few schools in North Yorkshire to receive the honour.
Rishi was taken on a tour of the school grounds by teaching assistant Philippa Moss and the school’s eco team and shown the diverse range of eco-projects completed to gain the national accolade, before toasting marshmallows over an open fire.
Rishi said: “The environmental awareness of the pupils was really impressive and the way the school encourages hands-on learning about green issues and the importance of wildlife was lovely to see.”
He then hosted a school question time where he was questioned on everything from the name of Boris Johnson’s dog and what he does for the environment to how he was going to pay for the cost of Covid-19.
Head teacher Rowena Sykes said: “Mr Sunak must be incredibly busy and we really appreciate him taking time out to visit our school.
“I was so proud of the children’s questioning, in fact I thought their questions were better than the ones you hear on the news. It’s not every day that the children get to take a selfie with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and I think the whole experience is one they will remember for the rest of their lives.”