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.

“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.”