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Boris Johnson takes selfie with Barking and Dagenham College students

PUBLISHED: 16:54 31 October 2014 | UPDATED: 17:01 31 October 2014

Boris Johnson poses for a selfie with students

Boris Johnson poses for a selfie with students

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Students posed for a selfie with Boris Johnson on a trip to City Hall for Black History Month.

The selfie was taken with a 'selfie stick'The selfie was taken with a 'selfie stick'

The Mayor of London was hosting the annual event on October 13 when the group of 24 students from Barking and Dagenham College asked to take a picture.

Charlie Makeveli, a student from Hornchurch, had brought his selfie stick along so the whole group could get into the photo.

This year’s event focused on the experiences of people from Africa and the Caribbean in the First World War, as part of the ongoing centenary anniversary.

Student Simon Wilson from Dagenhamsaid: “The trip to City Hall was a really brilliant experience for me.

“I got a selfie photo with Boris Johnson and learnt a lot about the important jobs African and Caribbean soldiers did to help Britain win the First World War.

“It was a real eye opener for me and the rest of the students from Barking and Dagenham College.”

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “I am a passionate believer in our young people learning about our history and I was delighted to meet up with the students from Barking and Dagenham College at our Black History Month event.

“Whilst I got to grips with the wonders of the selfie stick, I hope our visitors enjoyed gaining an insight into the role that Black people played in the First World War.”


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