Ilford County Council go to London City Hall

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A student council went down to the London Assembly today to learn about how the city is governed.

102Students from Ilford County went to see Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, answer questions at the London Assembly inside City Hall.

Mrs Kate Hitchcock, Assistant Head at Ilford County, said they came to see how the London Council operates.

The Ilford County Student Council acts as a pupil run body that is meant to scrutinise teachers, as the London Assembly does with the Mayor of London.

The council also brings up other issues students may have at the school.

15-year-old Thaurun Sirvakumas, of Eaton Road, Ilford, said: “At our council we put up an agenda which we then discuss at the meeting.

“For example, an issue with food prices might be raised at the council meeting.

“It was an interesting experience. Boris was funny,” he added.

Year 11 student Nathan Leong, Otley Drive, Gants Hill, said: “It was informative and it shows how there is a lot of tension in the government.”

Roger Evans, Conservative assembly member for Redbridge and Havering, met and spoke to the students briefly before they went back to school.

He said: “It is really important these children understand how our government operates from an early age.

“Often people don’t take an interest until later in life.”

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