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Emily Thornberry helps open Islington school’s roof garden

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 June 2015

Emily Thonberry, Cllr Richard Greening and Harsha Patel with pupils at Copenhagen Primary School - Dieter Perry

Emily Thonberry, Cllr Richard Greening and Harsha Patel with pupils at Copenhagen Primary School - Dieter Perry

Dieter Perry

Children let off hundreds of balloons and make a wish at green space on former derelict roof

Children, teachers and parents let off balloons - Dieter PerryChildren, teachers and parents let off balloons - Dieter Perry

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:

Councillors, pupils and teachers in the roof garden - Dieter PerryCouncillors, pupils and teachers in the roof garden - Dieter Perry

“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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