EBC Students meet Nick Clegg

02 May 2014 - 1:48pm
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Members of the College Council met Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, at the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday 30th April to help launch the Naz Legacy Foundation's Diversity Programme. Students said Mr Clegg was very relaxed and informal with them at the launch of this initiative to encourage more schools to visit museums and public galleries, particularly those from minority communities.


College Council at Naz Legacy Foundation launch

Members of EBC's College Council pictured above with Sandy Naire, director of the National Portrait Gallery (back row third from left), Hina Bokhari, daughter of Naz Bokhari, (centre) and Nick Clegg (back row centre)

To see more photos of their visit to the National Portait Gallery click here.

The boys were introduced to the portrait in the National Portrait Gallery of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, a Muslim man who became a victim of the Atlantic slave trade, only to be brought out of slavery by public subscription. They made their own sketches before meeting Mr Clegg and telling him what they thought of the portrait.

"I'd not been to this gallery before but I would love to go again," said Najibullah from 10SS who is standing on the deputy Prime Minister's left in the photo above. "I thought it would be full of portraits of Kings and Queens but there were lots of different interesting people there."

To read more about the Naz Legacy Foundation set up in memory of Naz Bokhari, former Principal of EBC, click here.

To find out more about the National Portrait Gallery click here

Watch clips about the launch day held at National Portrait Gallery on 30th April below







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