Jill Biden and Kate Middleton visited a pre-school classroom and fed a rabbit during their first meeting

SourceBusiness Insider
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CountryMiddle east

First lady Jill Biden visited a pre-school classroom in Cornwall, England with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Sussex, on the second day of the Bidens’ first overseas presidential trip. Biden and Middleton met a class of four- and five-year-olds at the Connor Downs Academy, a state-funded school that specializes in educating students who’ve dealt with trauma. The kids had learned about the G7 Summit, which is taking place on Friday and Saturday in Cornwall, and drew pictures of the White House and Buckingham Palace.

It was Biden and Middleton’s first meeting. “It’s the quietest class I’ve ever been into,” Middleton said after she and Biden entered the room of well-behaved kids. Biden, an English professor, called early childhood education “the foundation of everything.” “I can tell you as a teacher at the upper levels, if they don’t have a good foundation, they fall so far behind,” she said. “This is amazing to see what these children are doing, and how...read more...