Louise Tickle invited me to speak at An Evening in Syria at The Royal College of Surgeons in London. I was a bit nervous because I was giving my speech after Shadow Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham MP and Dr Omar Abdul Gabbar and before BBC Newsnight’s Sue Lloyd Roberts and I think they are pretty used to giving speeches.
I got to leave school a little early to catch the train in to London and I practiced a few times on the way. I had a couple swimming jokes I was going to start with, but I decided not to because Dr Omar’s pictures of hurt Syrian children were so sad. I stood up to say my bit and it went very well.
After the speeches, we went to a museum room with loads of really gross but cool stuff. I met a new friend called Zain and we ran around looking for the grossest stuff. I told him my swimming jokes. I gave everyone I met one of my wristbands. Everyone was really nice.