Emily Thornberry helps open Islington school’s roof garden
PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 June 2015
Children let off hundreds of balloons and make a wish at green space on former derelict roof
Pupils let off hundreds of balloons from a brand new roof garden last month which was built to teach them the value of horticulture.
The new space at Copenhagen Primary School in Copenhagen Street, Islington, has been built on a semi derelict flat roof and also provides somewhere for children to go and read when the weather is nice.
Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry joined Islington Mayor Cllr Richard Greeining and Cllr Paul Convery to celebrate the opening with headteacher Harsha Patel and children at the school.
Cllr Convery, whose own children are at Copenhagen, said:
“It’s was a fantastic celebration. We released a couple of hundred balloons with all the children’s wishes. The garden will be great for teaching kids about the life cycle of plants and the patience required to plant and weed. It also has fantastic views of central London.”
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