PM visits Dunstan High

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Alexandra schools wrote themselves into the history books last week when Prime Minister John Key visited the town.
Mr Key became the first Prime Minister to visit Dunstan High School when he spoke at a school assembly and answered questions from some pupils on Thursday morning.
His speech included stories of his own upbringing and advice to pupils to educate themselves as highly as possible so they could do what they loved in life. Pupils said his speech was inspiring, and they enjoyed his friendly, honest manner.
Mr Key then met Alexandra Primary School pupils — he was greeted with waiata by the school’s kapa haka group — and visited the Kidsfirst Alexandra Kindergarten.
Mr Key had earlier apologised to Dunstan High School pupils for his ‘‘casual’’ appearance — he was wearing a checkered shirt and trainers, with no tie — saying he suspected he might be asked to shear a sheep at one of his other engagements that day.
He did not end up shearing a sheep, but watched some of Peter Lyon’s shearers and woolhandlers at work. Mr Key also visited Earnscleugh Station.