Bangladesh minister's visit to school is a joy!

A BANGLADESH government minister has paid a special visit to a Forest Gate school. Kids at the Elmhurst Primary School in Upton Park Road gave a warm welcome to Bangladesh Minister of Education, Nurul Islam Nahid. Head teacher Shahed Ahmed said: It is

A BANGLADESH government minister has paid a special visit to a Forest Gate school.

Kids at the Elmhurst Primary School in Upton Park Road gave a warm welcome to Bangladesh Minister of Education, Nurul Islam Nahid.

Head teacher Shahed Ahmed said: "It is an honour to have the minister here.

"The visit has given everyone a real lift and generated a great sense of excitement in the community."


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Year 6 pupils wearing traditional costumes made the minister feel at home with Bangladeshi songs and an introduction to life at Elmhurst.

The visit to the school was organized by the British Council and follows a week-long trip by head teacher Ahmed to Bangladesh last year

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The head's trip was designed to learn more about the culture and education system of the school's 300 Bangladeshi pupils.

Minister Nahid said: "It is a privilege to see such a multi-cultural school.

"I am grateful to the staff and the British Council for organizing this wonderful event.

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