Stephen has visited Sir John Heron Primary School in Manor Park. Whilst there he met with primary school pupils taking part in a programme designed to encourage a university education.
The pupils are currently on the Scholars Programme, a national scheme which offers university-style learning. It is run by charity The Brilliant Club, which aims to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds going to a highly selective university.
Speaking afterwards, Stephen said: “I want to see young people from our area doing as well at school as those from anywhere in the country, and this initiative can only help.
“I wish the pupils the very best for the future, and I hope more schools will give their pupils the chance to benefit from the programme.”