Children from Richmond Primary School were given an unparalleled opportunity to attend the ‘Lessons at 10’ initiative at 10 Downing Street. The educational event, hosted by the Prime Minister’s wife, Akshata Murty, welcomed Year 5 and 6 pupils from various schools, including children from Richmond Primary, Sheerness.
Pupils were not only offered a unique experience to step inside the renowned address but also benefited from a dynamic creative writing and reading workshop, conducted by the team from @thebankofdreamsandnightmares. Children engaged in literary exercises aimed at enhancing their creativity and reading skills.
A Year 5 Child, from Richmond Primary School, shared her enthusiasm: “I was so amazed by the history surrounding 10 Downing Street. The workshop by Bank of Dreams and Nightmares truly inspired me, and I feel more confident about my writing now.”
Akshata Murty, in her latest Instagram post, expressed her delight, stating, “Wonderful to welcome schools this morning for the first session of the new term.” She further hinted at the continuation of the ‘Lessons at 10’ program with more special guests in the upcoming months.
Helen Delange, a teacher from Richmond Primary School, added, “Seeing our children’ eyes light up with inspiration and wonder during the workshop was a joy. Such experiences are invaluable in igniting their passion for learning.”
As the iconic black door of 10 Downing Street closed behind the students of Richmond Primary School, it marked the end of a day they will long remember.
Richmond Primary School is holding an Early Years Open Morning on Friday 6th October 2023 at 9am for parents of children who will be starting school in September 2024. To find out more visit Richmond Primary School.