His Excellency Mr Mazen Kemal Homoud, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the UK, visited The Globe Academy in Southwark on 13 February. The visit was organised by Mosaic, as part of the secondary school mentoring programme taking place in the school.
During his visit, His Excellency gave an inspirational speech to 270 students in years 7 – 9. As part of his address, he encouraged students to make the most of their lives, always try their best and not to take anything for granted. His Excellency added: “We should all make the most of the opportunities we have in life. You students have the opportunity to have a good education, which will not only benefit you personally, but will benefit your families and your communities.
His Excellency went on to a question and answer session with the 30 students taking part in the Mosaic programme, where he answered questions from the students about his own role models, how he decided to follow his career path, and about schools and education in Jordan.
Two students took His Excellency on a tour of the schools where he experienced classes in full flow and saw the excellent art, drama and music facilities in the Grade II listed Pentagon building, which is being transformed into a specialist performing arts block.
Alison Bradley of Mosaic, who accompanied His Excellency on the visit said “Mosaic is very pleased and proud to have our mentoring programme running in a great school like Globe Academy. The staff and students embody an aspiration to do their best and to become future leaders, a vision which we are thrilled our volunteer mentors can support. We are delighted that His Excellency the Ambassador was able to visit Globe Academy today, to meet the Mosaic mentoring group, and the wider school community. His inspiring speech about trying your best, and about bouncing back after setbacks, reflects exactly what Mosaic believes in”.
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