Students from a Mosaic school welcomed US Ambassador Matthew Barzon to hear first-hand about the life of an Ambassador and just what it takes to get there.
More than fifty year 10 History students at Little Ilford School in Newham, including Mosaic mentees from our Secondary Group Mentoring Programme, participated in the presentation by the Ambassador, where he spoke about the role of an Embassy and diplomats and wider topics related to Foreign Service.
Having gone through an interactive presentation with Ambassador Barzon, the students were afforded the opportunity to play foreign dignitaries themselves, with discussions revolving around any concerns students had of the United States and its policies, with the Ambassador responding to each of the students.
Talking about the Ambassador’s visit, Famida Noor Mahomed, Head of Year 10 at Little Ilford School commented:
“The partnership that Little Ilford School has with Mosaic is a strong and tangible bond. This has opened up new experiences for our young people. This partnership has made it possible for the students to think outside of the box and to aim even higher with their aspirations especially since meeting the US ambassador.
The Year 10 students were engaged and focused during the Ambassadors presentation. They found him easy to interact with. I am very impressed with the Ambassadors professionalism and patience when dealing with the students’ questions/ queries in particular the controversial ones.”