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Whitefield School, Brent Cross, receives visit from Eliza Doolittle to promote World Peace Day
A Brent Cross school is buzzing with excitement after receiving a visit from a famous Camden-based singer songwriter this morning.
Whitefield School, in Claremont Road, was visited by Eliza Doolittle who is education ambassador for the international organisation, Peace One Day.
The singer, who has had two top 25 hits, visited the school to promote the work of Peace One Day, a not for profit organisation that aims to raise awareness of International Peace Day which occurs on September 21 each year.
Miss Doolittle and Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day’s founder, talked to Year 7 and Year 8 pupils during their assembly.
They explained the work of the organisation and how it encourages all nations, and people, to engage in a global ceasefire on World Peace Day.
They then attended a question and answer session where Year 7 students, who only joined the school last week, were able to ask them more about World Peace Day and the work of Peace One Day.
Karina Saniuka, 11, said: “It was really exciting to meet Eliza as I have never really met a celebrity before.
“I think Peace One Day is really good and it will make people want to do something to help.”
Anni Morris, 11, also attended the talk and she agreed with Karina.
She said: “It was really fun to talk to her and to ask questions.
“People like celebrities and so because she is supporting Peace One Day other people will want to get involved.”
The school was chosen to host the visit as some of its teachers have links with Peace One Day.
Matthew Pearce, the science teacher who organised the visit, said: “The philosophy of Whitefield has always been to inspire and enrich the experience of our students.
“For us to be involved in, and to promote, such a worthwhile charity as Peace One Day has offered an excellent opportunity for our students.
“They have been inspired and entertained by the important messages Jeremy and Eliza were sharing.”