Pupils from Selkirk High School and Kelso High School attended a special Robert Burns themed event at Downing Street last week.
Two dozen students from the Borders went to Number 10 for a special Scotland edition of ‘Lessons at 10’, an educational event hosted by the Prime Minister’s wife, Akshata Murty.
The pupils were joined for the event by Jim Carruth, poet laureate of Glasgow.
'Lessons at 10' is an initiative set up by Mrs Murty with the aim of providing children with the unique opportunity to experience what goes on behind the scenes of the famous black door of 10 Downing Street.
With the help of special guests, industry experts and incredible charitable organisations, Lessons at 10 hopes to bring education to life, encourage a love for learning and inspire children from across the UK.
I’m delighted to see so many hardworking students from the Borders get the chance to see behind the scenes of Number 10.
I hope this special event will inspire them to go on and achieve great things at school and in their future careers.
I’m fully behind this great idea from the Prime Minister's wife, Akshata Murty. It gives pupils a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience that I am sure they will savour.
Although I’m sure they were enthralled by the amazing history present in every room of Downing Street, I still think their highlight was meeting the Prime Minister’s Labrador, Nova.