Hoxton pupils visit Downing Street for cabinet meeting
PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 May 2013
Six primary school pupils form Hackney paid a trip to Downing Street last month to host a cabinet meeting.
The pupils brewed creative ideas and gave themselves fictional ministerial titles such as Minister for Stunts and Minister for Laughter.
The trip marked the one-year anniversary of charity Ministry for Stories (MoS) which was set up to boost creativity and literacy among eight to 18-year-olds from East London.
The charity was set up by celebrated author Nick Hornby, who said: “We were delighted to be invited back to No 10 after the reception hosted by the Prime Minister to mark the launch of the Ministry of Stories in November 2010.
“Since then, MoS has gone from strength to strength, working with over 2,000 children a year and engaging a huge number of volunteers, teachers, parents, writers and other artists in its work.
“It’s the quality of this work, combined with the organisation’s ambitious creative ideas and plans for the future which we hope will inspire people to support the MoS in becoming a permanent fixture in east London.”
Pupils from St Monica’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Hoxton Square, Hoxton Square, Burbage School in Ivy Street, Hoxton and St John the Baptist Primary School in Crondall Street, Hoxton took part in the expedition.