Mayor Boris gets Question Time grilling from pupils
PUPILS and staff at primary school Uxbridge were paid visit by London mayo Boris Johnson this week
The youngsters a Ryefield Primary Schoo in Ryefield Avenue, aske the candidate MP fo Uxbridge and Sout Ruislip questions during an assembly on Monday January 19, before presenting him with portraits they had drawn of him.
Each class created its own picture in a different style, ranging from collage to pointillism, all of which Mr Johnson signed, before choosing one by reception children to take back to City Hall with him.
Head teacher Nicola Forster said: “He loved it because it had this 3D string hair. They were all very slightly cheeky, but
i he found them amusing, fortunately. Let’s hope it gets pride of place.”
During the assembly, the pupils asked Mr Johnson questions ranging from what his favourite subject was at school to whether or not he planned to introduce ‘Boris bikes’ to Uxbridge.
Ms Forster said: “I met him at the front door and said, ‘We’ve got all the kids waiting for a kind of Question Time type assembly,’ and he looked like he was going to have a heart attack. His face was a picture.
“We asked him all sorts of heavy questions, like why he met Elmo [from Sesame Street], mixed in with questions things like housing.
“He said he liked Ancient Greek and Latin and English at school. They were his three favourites.
“He taught them the phrase from Harry Potter about sleeping dragons and how to say that.”
She added: “The
about children absolutely loved him. They all want to learn Latin now and Ancient Greek.”
The children also sang songs to Mr Johnson during the assembly and he later visited them in their classrooms at the school, which teaches 490 pupils aged between three and 11.
n BACK TO SCHOOL: Mayor Boris Johnson meets pupils and teachers at Ryefield Primary and above, with a portrait of the mayor they did