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Mayor cuts the ribbon on school’s £40k playground revamp

24 January, 2020

Adam Shajirit assists Mayor Rakhia Ismail in opening the park

A VISIT from the Mayor of Islington was the icing on the cake for children from a special needs school celebrating the opening of their newly revamped playground.

Mayor Rakhia Ismail needed the help of Bridge Primary student Adam Shajirit to cut the ribbon and mark the official opening of the school’s £40,000 playground upgrade.

From left: Teaching assistant Linda Wannell, Penny Doswell, Mayor Rakhia Ismail and Cllr Diarmaid Ward – and trying out the equipment: Adam Shajirit, Tyler Maason-Oznannimlar and Cam To

The money, secured from a community infrastructure levy raised through planning, restored existing equipment and built new play areas for the pupils to enjoy.

Head of School Penny Doswell said: “It really helps them to enjoy their lessons and they can use this equipment to exercise outside too.”

Cllr Ismail said: “It’s important to see that this investment is working, and the children are benefiting from it.”

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