Islington school celebrates refurb
�More than 600 children, staff and parents joined the mayor and local poet John Hegley to celebrate the launch of a school’s �3.9million refurbishment.
William Tyndale Primary in Upper Street, Islington, has bigger classrooms, new offices, wi-fi and a new playground.
Mr Hegley, who had a child go to the school, unveiled a plaque and performed a poem he had written for the occasion while Cllr Phil Kelly, Mayor of Islington, made a speech.
Pupils performed a song about the refurbishment that was written by one of the teachers and the school orchestra played along.
Tanya Watson, head teacher, said: “It was such a lovely day and I was very proud of the children. They sang beautifully and I dare say there were a few tears among the parents.
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“It was very exciting welcoming the Mayor and John Hegley – they did a bit of a double act.
“The children have been really involved with the work and we have asked for their input about various things, so they feel real ownership.”
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