Mayor Boris gets Ques­tion Time grilling from pupils

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­

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

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