We are delighted that students from Mosaic schools were able to join the Naz Legacy Foundation’s 2015 Diversity Programme that saw them visit Clarence House, Number 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament.
On Thursday 26 March 2015, 60 students from six London schools including students from Little Ilford School, Drayton Manor High School and Addey and Stanhope School were given the opportunity to visit the key seats of power in the UK and meet some fascinating and inspirational individuals, as part of the Naz Legacy Foundation’s Diversity Programme, an initiative Mosaic is proud to be working closely with. The aim of the Diversity Programme was for the young people to benefit from the 2015 theme of better understanding the importance of the State and voting in General Elections.
The NLF Diversity Programme was launched in 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery by the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP. The programme encourages young people from deprived and minority communities to visit a cultural intuition for the first time and learn about the rich heritage of diverse role models in Britain.
The 2015 visit included:
- A tour of Clarence House and the opportunity to meet and learn from a Deputy Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales about the ‘Role of the Monarchy’
- A behind the scenes look at Number 10 Downing Street
- Tour of Parliament and talk by Paralympic gold-medal winning athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson in the House of Lords about the ‘Importance of voting and the General Elections’
- Session with Mr Speaker Rt Hon John Bercow MP at Speakers’ House about ‘Role of Mr Speaker and Parliament.’
Jonathan Freeman, Managing Director of Mosaic, says: “Mosaic is delighted to be partnering with the Naz Legacy Foundation and to offer such a life-changing opportunity to our young people. The Diversity Programme enables our students to take the mentoring they have received to the next level, by realising that each and every one of them can fulfil their potential to make a difference at the highest levels of our country.”
Hina Bokhari, daughter of the late Naz Bokhari adds: “There has never been a more important time to educate young people from challenging backgrounds about the importance of the State and voting in the General Elections.”
Mr Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP said: “It was an honour to welcome the fantastic students from the Naz Legacy Diversity Programme to the mother of all parliaments and to my home, Speaker’s House. It has never been a more important time for young people to engage in politics. The Naz Legacy Foundation’s Diversity Programme is playing a vital role in educating students about the importance of our democracy and the need for everyone to exercise their right to vote.”