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Corbyn takes time out in Ambler Primary School’s garden of delights

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29 June, 2017 — By Emily Finch

Jeremy Corbyn enjoys time in the sun with parents involved in Ambler school’s gardening day

Labour leader and local MP Jeremy Corbyn joined students, parents and teachers at Ambler Primary School for a spectacular gardening day which also served to commemorate the life of murdered MP Jo Cox. Pupils enjoyed the face-painting and learning how to grow herbs, while parents worked to transform the school grounds.

Pupils at Ambler Primary spent time with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and, below, with some of the parents who had worked to transform the grounds

Refurbishing the shed, adding a solar irrigation system and mucking out the pond were just some of the tasks they completed at the school in Blackstock Road which was recently rated “outstanding” by Ofsted.

Jeremy Corbyn was particularly taken by the vegetable beds which are looking lush thanks to the summer sun. He was also seen enjoying some homemade pizzas parents and students made in an outdoor oven.

Nadine Mellor, a volunteer parent at the school, said: “The best bit for the kids? Turning on the sprinklers at noon and the water fight that ensued!”

The Town Hall provided funds for the event on June 18 which put in focus Ambler’s strong and diverse community – a fitting tribute to Jo Cox.

Vox Holloway – a great Sunday sound

Members of the choir. Photo: Vox Holloway

Everyone is invited to a concert on Sunday (July 2) by Holloway’s leading choir group, Vox Holloway, which will see the 100-strong group perform a variety of pieces ranging from Elgar to Ella Fitzgerald.

Musical director Harvey Bough said: “We are gearing up for a weekend of fantastic music-making, singing with the amazing Liane Carroll. Come and hear us!”

To buy tickets for the concert, which will be at St Luke’s Church, Hillmarton Road, N7, on Sunday at 7pm go to:


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