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Boris Johnson Gets To Grips With A Selfie Stick

14/10/2014 14:56 BST | Updated 17/10/2014 16:59 BST

It was a learning experience for both students and Mayor as Boris Johnson got to grips with using a selfie stick at a Black History Month event at City Hall.

A group of 24 Barking & Dagenham College students were invited to attend Black History Month 2014: Exploring the Black contribution to World War One.

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The event focused on the contributions of those from Africa and the Caribbean in the First World War, as part of the ongoing centenary anniversary.

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Simon Wilson, a 21-year-old student from Dagenham, said: "The trip to City Hall was a really brilliant experience for me, I got a selfie photo with Boris Johnson and learnt a lot about the important jobs African and Caribbean solders did to help Britain win the First World War. It was a real eye opener for me and the rest of the students from Barking & Dagenham College."

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