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Barnsbury school children launch boat on Regent’s Canal

07:08 25 July 2012

Pic of kids from Thornhill Primary School launching a boat on the Regent

Pic of kids from Thornhill Primary School launching a boat on the Regent's canal at Caledonian Road, N1 Pic: Dieter Perry

Dieter Perry

Children made a splash on Friday when they launched a boat they had made on the Regent’s Canal.

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The pupils from Thornhill Primary School, Thornhill Road, Barnsbury, set sail from the bridge in nearby Caledonian Road.

The vessel was part of a literacy project that expanded to include elements of science.

Class teacher Meena Rahi said: “They were so into the project – it was brilliant. And they got so much learning out of it. I was very proud of them and they were proud of themselves.”

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