Millbank students discussed books on Good morning Britain and met the PM
Pupils from the School Council at Millbank Academy had the exciting opportunity to visit the ITV studios, and be interviewed on Good Morning Britain on Thursday 1 March.
They were interviewed by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, and were fantastic ambassadors for the school. They were dressed up as characters from their favourite books, as part of World Book Day.
The pupils, who were all members of Millbank's School Council, also visited Number 10 Downing Street as guests of the Prime Minister. They listened to stories being read out by authors Tom Fletcher and Pamela Butchart, and then the children were presented with lots of books to take home with them. The children also met the new Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, who popped in at the end to see them.
World Book Day is an event celebrated every year on 1 March in the United Kingdom. It is designed to encourage reading, and engage young people in literature. Reading is very important for children's learning, creativity, and social development, and is strongly embedded throughout Millbank Academy's outstanding curriculum.
The trip, which was a reward trip for Millbank's school councillors, was run as part of Millbank Academy's extra-curricular programme. The programme is designed to enrich the curriculum, and provide pupils with new opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
Other activities on this day included a trip to the Houses of Parliament for a group of Year 3 students who listened to Members of Parliament reading out some of their favourite stories, and then were given a tour of the historic buildings.
Back at Millbank Academy, kind volunteers from Penguin Random House visited the school to lead some World Book Day activities and quizzes with many classes, which pupils found good fun!
Millbank Academy is an Ofsted-rated 'Outstanding' primary Academy in Westminster, that is part of Future Academies.