Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King talks economics at Seven Kings High

The Governor of the Bank of England has visited Seven Kings to discuss the current financial issues the country faces with a group of economics and politics students.

Sir Mervyn King visited Seven Kings High School, Ley Street, Ilford for what is a rare appearance at a state school, according to deputy headteacher Clive Rosewell.

He said: “It was absolutely superb. Some of our brightest students had a unique access to someone who was involved in the biggest economic crises for a generation.

“It’s brilliant for those students going in to exams to be able to talk about what he actually told them.

“We look forward to who we might have visiting next.”


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Sir Mervyn claimed he was “delighted” to be at a school where “a future Governor” may well be studying.

He added: “Now, more than ever, it is important that we inspire in future generations an interest and understanding of economics.”

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