Nightingale Primary School pupils welcome mayor for official launch of new building

PUBLISHED: 17:32 22 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:32 22 July 2019

A child on the school's new climbing wall. Picture: Joshua Thurston

A child on the school's new climbing wall. Picture: Joshua Thurston

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Schoolchildren enjoyed having a run around on their school’s new rooftop garden – which comes complete with vegetable patch and wild flower meadow.

Children on the new school roof garden. Picture: Joshua ThurstonChildren on the new school roof garden. Picture: Joshua Thurston

Nightingale Primary School moved into its new purpose built space in Tiger Way in February, but earlier this month welcomed Hackney mayor Phil Glanville for a look around at an open day.

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Head Abigal Hopper told the Gazette: "The children are absolutely loving it. There's a rock climbing wall in our hall and lots of other facilities you'd not normally have, and they can do physical activity up on the roof."

The new home is in a mixed residential and school building, and forms part of the council's flagship school building programme.

Benthal Primary was set to move to a new building on the site of the old Nightingale school in Rendlesham Road, but those plans were shelved last year.

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