Last week a group of students from Crest Academy attended a very exciting and unique World of World visit to the Houses of Parliament.
23 young people from the school along with their two teachers enjoyed the very special one-off visit helped put together by lead mentor Marcos Gold, a graduate of the Patchwork Foundation and former parliamentary assistant.
The students were treated to a full private tour of the House of Commons and House of Lords, as well some of the oldest parts of the iconic building. Their visit also included a unique Q&A with MP Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent, and Shadow Secretary for Women and Equalities.
James Trant, Mosaic Education Executive at The Princes Trust said: “It was an incredibly inspiring day for all the young people involved. The students had such astute questions for Dawn that highlighted a real passion for politics. It was really great to see them so engaged and taking the most from their experience there.”
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, sent a special message to all the students who attended the visit and all those from the Mosaic and the Prince’s Trust that were involved: “The Government welcomes initiatives like Mosaic, which create opportunities and experiences for young people to improve their skills. I want all young people, regardless of their background of where they grow up, to get the best start in life. I am grateful to the Prince’s Trust and its volunteers for all their hard work, dedication and commitment.”
Such amazing recognition truly highlights the great significance of Mosaic programmes in current times, in keeping with the Prime Ministers commitment to social mobility. The Race Disparity Audit rightly highlights the imbalances across our country in accessing opportunity. This has important consequences for our economy and wider society. The Prince’s Trust believes that young people deserve a greater stake in both, and is proud to help drive the work of Mosaic so that every young person gets the chance to succeed.