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Young World’ kids from Isle of Dogs rub shoulders with Tutu

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:35 05 October 2010

Desmond Tutu (inset)... entertained by kids from Cubitt Town School

Desmond Tutu (inset)... entertained by kids from Cubitt Town School

KIDS from London’s deprived East End look like they’re being groomed’ as future world leaders. They’ve been rubbing shoulders with the influential elite, like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, at the One Young World’ international conference

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KIDS from London’s deprived East End look like they’re being groomed’ as future world leaders.

They’ve been rubbing shoulders with the influential elite, like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, at Monday’s launch of the One Young World’ international conference.

Pupils from Tower Hamlets schools including these youngsters from Cubitt Town Primary on the Isle of Dogs were involved in entertaining international VIPs at the conference held at the Old Billingsgate Hall near London Bridge.

They welcomed delegates and VIPs with what one of their proud teachers said was “a wonderful performance of song and dance with an international flavour.”

Guests of honour included Sir Bob Geldof and London’s Mayor Boris Johnson as well as South Africa’s anti-apartheid figurehead Archbishop Emeritus Tutu.

The performance was organised by members of Birmingham’s Ex Cathedra choir who have been working with East End schools in singing projects over the last few years.

The conference organisers said a big thank you’ to the children for their “enthusiasm, patience and energy” during the long ceremony.

Cubitt Town Primary, of course, was over the moon with its pupils making the most of the experience with the cream of the world’s rich and famous they will never forget.


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