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First lady Jill Biden visited a pre-school classroom in Cornwall, England with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Sussex, on the second day of the Bidens’ first overseas presidential trip.
Biden and Middleton met a class of four- and five-year-olds at the Connor Downs Academy, a state-funded school that specializes in educating students who’ve dealt with trauma. The kids had learned about the G7 Summit, which is taking place on Friday and Saturday in Cornwall, and drew pictures of the White House and Buckingham Palace. It was Biden and Middleton’s first meeting.
“It’s the quietest class I’ve ever been into,” Middleton said after she and Biden entered the room of well-behaved kids.
Biden, an English professor, called early childhood education “the foundation of everything.”
“I can tell you as a teacher at the upper levels, if they don’t have a good foundation, they fall so far behind,” she said. “This is amazing to see what these children are doing, and how far advanced they are at four and five years old. It’s impressive.”
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden realizes British students are reading a book inspired by Greta Thunberg:
“Oh … I know Greta, of course! That’s the main character, and what does she do? … Make the world a better place.” pic.twitter.com/lneoes6dki
— The Recount (@therecount) June 11, 2021
Kate and Dr Biden share a common view on the importance of the early years in childhood. Nice to see someone thanking the press! pic.twitter.com/zZTtRDQqCh
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) June 11, 2021
Biden and Middleton then went outside to visit one of the school’s rabbits with a few of the kids. Biden brought out a bowl of carrots to feed to Storm, the bunny. The two also participated in a roundtable on early childhood education with several experts from …read more