Mosaic Ambassador Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP arranged for students from his former school, Ernest Bevin College and Battersea Park School, to attend an educational visit to City Hall on 24th April.
During the visit, which was part of Mosaic’s World of Work, the students learnt about the role of Mayor of London and how City Hall works. The student also had a surprise visit from the Chief Executive of Business in the Community, Stephen Howard. The trip was concluded with a tour of City Hall, where the students had the opportunity to see the amazing London skyline from the top floor – the prestigious London’s Living Room.
Shuyab from Battersea Park School said: “The London City Hall was a very eye opening experience, most of the stuff the guy told us about London I really didn’t know Boris Johnson was involved in that kind of stuff, but overall it was a very good experience.”
Haider and Saud, also from Battersea Park School commented: “We found the trip to city town hall very exciting it was very useful as we learnt many things and hope to go there again. The service was fantastic!”
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Ali Naeem, who lives in Wandsworth and is in Year 9 at Ernest Bevin College, said of the day: “It was really interesting to visit City Hall; I learnt that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, is in charge of transport, helping young people and championing London. It made me feel good to live in London because it is open for everyone to see and nothing is hidden away. I also loved the view from the roof!”
Mosaic Ambassador Sadiq Khan said: “I am pleased that students from Ernest Bevin College, my old school, were able to visit City Hall and learn about how our great city, London, is governed. The first time I went was after I became a MP in 2005!
“The decisions made in City Hall every day affect us all and I am pleased that through Mosaic’s World of Work Scheme the students have had such a great opportunity to see democracy in action.”
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