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Emily Thornberry stops off en route to Budget to plant trees at school

Islington South MP praises The Bridge School

02 November, 2018 — By Samantha Booth

A TUFNELL Park secondary school will become greener thanks to a donation of new trees.

Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South, visited The Bridge Secondary School, which caters for young people who have autism or severe learning difficulties, in Carleton Road on Monday to plant the three saplings.

Gary Morrissey, a director at the school, said: “Monday was obviously a big day in Parliament but Emily still made time to pay an extended visit to our secondary school in the morning, before heading back to hear the Chancellor’s Budget.

“She brought with her the silver birch trees and after a tour around the school, talking to children and staff, the real work began planting the saplings.”

Ms Thornberry: “I was really struck when visiting The Bridge school by the commitment the school has to ensuring that the young people in its care grow into their maximum potential as adults, and they have had such a fantastic track record in recent years of doing exactly that.

“We had terrific fun, and it was lovely to come together as a community and plant the Queen’s trees. I look forward to watching them flourish and grow, taking their place among Islington’s inner-city forest.”

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