A pupil from St Bede’s Catholic Primary School, Rotherham won a competition to visit Downing Street to ask David Cameron a question.
Isobelle won the competition with the children’s newspaper, First News. The paper is ten years old this year and ten prizes were given to ten ten year olds nationally and internationally to visit Downing Street and ask the Prime Minister a question.
Isobel was one of the fortunate ten year olds to win a place and was taken to London with her IT teacher, Mr Gavin Sharp, headmistress, Mrs Amanda Wassell and Isobelle’s mother, Claire. That morning before they left home Isobelle was interviewed on local radio, and Radio Sheffield visited her at home to take photographs.
The group was given a VIP conducted tour of Downing Street – even saw the cat – met George Osborne and were shown round Westminster. David Cameron spent a long time with the children.
Isobelle’s question to David Cameron was, “I am ten years old like the paper. In ten years time I will be studying to get a good job; what are you doing to ensure there will be work in the North of England?” Mr Cameron assured Isobelle he was thinking about the Northern Power House and shifting power up from London.
Everyone at St Bede’s was very proud of Isobelle representing the school.