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Presidential Town Hall

On Saturday 23rd April, five of our Year 12 and 13 students had the privilege of attending a Town Hall meeting with the President of the United States, Barack Obama. The Town Hall meeting was part of the President’s latest visit to the UK, during which he urged UK voters to vote for Britain to remain a member of the EU. During the Town Hall meeting, President Obama spoke with young people from schools, colleges and youth groups across London. He addressed topics including Brexit, the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and recent challenges to LGBT rights in North Carolina. Promee Reza, Nusrath Hassan, Muslima Sheikh, Liz Todd and Anisa Khalique attended the meeting on Saturday, and took part in several media interviews afterwards with representatives from the national press. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to be part of one of the most exciting political moments in recent history, as President Obama prepares to finish his final term in office, the USA prepares to vote for a new President, and the UK stands on the brink of an important decision about the European Union – a decision which may affect our historic special relationship with the US. Our invitation to the Town Hall meeting follows on from our growing relationship with the White House. In the wake of our 2015 visit to discuss girls’ rights with Michelle Obama at the White House, we are now working in partnership with Mrs Obama’s girls’ education campaign, Let Girls Learn. Mulberry will take the work of the campaign forward in the UK.