Zac meets the Prime Minister!

Zac meets the Prime Minister!

Zac O'Hara from Year 11 visited Downing Street just before Christmas as a guest of the Prime Minister. Read Zac's account of an unforgettable day and find out just how many famous people he met!

My trip to a party at Number 10 Downing Street

I was invited to a Christmas party at 10 Downing Street on Monday 9th of December. I received the invitation from Theresa May who is our Member of Parliament and a patron of my swimming club, Electric Eels. I had a really good time.

In the morning I got dressed in a new smart shirt and some chinos I borrowed from my brother Tom.  We travelled by train and underground to Westminster. We looked at Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. We went to a pub to use the toilets. We then met one of my friends and walked with them to Downing Street were I met the rest of my friends and one of the volunteers from Electric Eels. We all had to go through security where they checked our passports and bags. The mums and dads were told to put their phones in the boxes.  We put our coats and jumpers in the cloakroom.

We went up stairs to the sitting room where there was a disco. The DJ was a fairy called Lulu who got us to dance to Gangnam Style. I remember Loobyloo from Andy Pandy when I was little. I danced a lot with fairy Lulu.

I met a lot of famous people: Dick and Dom from children’s TV; Yaya Touré who plays for Manchester City Football Club; Abby Clancy and Sophie Ellis-Bextor from Strictly Come Dancing. Dom, the President of the swimming club, was keen to come with me to meet Abby and Sophie.

They provided some food, mine was gluten free but there was not very much. Luckily I had brought sandwiches.

Later the Prime Minister, David Cameron, arrived and I was one of the first people to meet him. I chatted to him about his job and I told him he is doing a good job then I said “You’re fired”; he laughed.

When we left we took pictures at the famous door on my own and with my friends. It had been a very full day and we were tired. We were cheered up by carol singers as we walked to the tube station. We took the tube and train back home.

The party was on the same day as the Royal Variety performance on ITV. I missed it but set it to record so could watch it later.

Before we went I looked at the website and took the virtual tour. You can do this at: https://www.gov.uk/government/history/10-downing-street

You can see the entrance hall and the grand staircase, with its pictures of past prime ministers, and some of the drawing rooms where the party was held.

There was a big article about the party in Woman magazine on Christmas Eve. They put in a photo of me cuddling and big white bear.

  1. 10 Downing Street Christmas Tree
  2. Future Prime Minister!
  3. Zac and Fairy
  4. Zac and the Prime Minister
  5. Zac, Abby Clancy and Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  6. Zac, Dom, Abby and Sophie
Awards
  • Healthy Schools
  • Eco Schools
  • Unicef