Walthamstow school children joined hundreds more pupils for a day at City Hall to think about how they would improve London.

South Grove Primary School came together with some 250 other children on the South Bank as part of the “Mayor for a Day” event on Friday (December 1).

As part of the London Children’s Festival, pupils at City Hall were asked to create their own vision of London’s future, tackling big questions such as crime, employment, the environment and housing.

Their thoughts and ideas will form part of the new London’s Children’s Charity scheme by social mobility charity, the Mayor’s Fund for London.

The charter will aim to advocate, influence and prioritise what young Londoners feel passionate about, and inform policy makers about what matters to the next generation.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is the greatest place in the world to grow up – it is incredibly diverse and open, and there is a world of opportunity for everyone.

“Young Londoners will be the leaders of tomorrow and the London Children’s Festival will give hundreds of schoolchildren from across the capital the opportunity to think about how they can help improve our city.”