US Ambassador Visits Brentford School for Girls

Presented two students with US Embassy London coins


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Brentford School for Girls

Brentford School for girls this week hosted a visit by the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Matthew Barzun.

US Ambassador Matthew Barzun and Marais Leender

The Ambassador spoke to an assembled group of Y10 and Y12 students, several of whom are completing a leadership course through the Franklin Scholars scheme. The presentation considered different perceptions of the United States as well as discussing a variety of issues that affect both our countries, for example crime and opportunities for young people.

Many students made thought-provoking comments in the course of the debate and enjoyed the opportunity to explore ideas. Said sixth former Mariam Begum, “It was good to hear the ambassador speak and the fact that viewpoints were shared and echoed was enjoyable and informative.”

Two students, Husmo Sadiqi Whitney Muwazi, were awarded special U.S Embassy London coins in recognition of their work on the Franklin Scholars programme. The US embassy coin is a traditional gift awarded by ambassadors to their guests.

April 24, 2015

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