Bill Gates pays a surprise visit to London school kids debating on international development

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Bill Gates said the world has made far more progress in areas like health and poverty than is often reported at a talk with school kids yesterday.

Gates made a surprise visit to 300 Debate Mate students at Mayfair’s Royal Institution, arriving at the end of the “Big Debate” event for Comic Relief.

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The event, which is run in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, saw London’s Robert Clack School of Science beat Leeds’ Mount St. Mary’s School in a debate on the motion that for students in developing countries, the world is getting better.

The Big Debate followed a series of competitions run around the UK.

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