Search

Beckton school’s donation for music block

13:09 07 January 2014

Jeremy Probert, Director of Corporate Communications at London City Airport presents the cheque to pupils at Gallions Primary School.

Jeremy Probert, Director of Corporate Communications at London City Airport presents the cheque to pupils at Gallions Primary School.

Archant

A new music block facility at Gallions Primary School is a step closer to completion thanks to a £5,000 donation from London City Airport.

The airport’s donation will help build a new stand alone music centre to the rear of the existing school building in Warwall, Beckton.

As well as providing state of the art music facilities for pupils at the school, it will also become a hub for the development of local community organisations and arts projects.

Construction is due to start in the summer for completion by January 2015.

Paul Jackson, Headteacher at Gallions Primary School said: “We believe that the arts can aid learning and are a vital part of a well-rounded education. Music has always been a specialism at the school, with many pupils going on to pursue a career in the industry. The new facility will enable children and young people to learn with instruments and instruction that they would otherwise not have access to, helping them to develop new skills and interests that can help them in their academic, social and future working lives. We are very grateful to London City Airport for its generous donation.”

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport said: “Supporting education, providing training opportunities for local people and ultimately creating much-needed jobs in Newham and East London are key aims of our business. This new facility and the benefits it will deliver are very much in keeping with our aims and we are therefore delighted to support the project, which will provide new learning and development opportunities for local children and adults.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:43
The Upton Centre, Claude Road,

Upton Community Centre users have been left out in the cold after the popular venue was closed with immediate effect on Friday.

Yesterday, 16:10
Staff with a selection of toys they have donated

Donations for the Toy Appeal have been coming in thick and fast this week, with one of the biggest handovers taking place outside one of the borough’s most iconic structures.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Yesterday, 15:10
Jacquie Parker and Carla Iowa, from Urban Wilderness Community Gardens, offer some mince pies at the Christmas meal

Volunteers from the Urban Wilderness Community Garden united to provide some festive cheer to homeless people at a Stratford cafe on Friday.

Yesterday, 11:27
The Upton Community Centre in Claude Road is closed until further notice

Upton Community Centre users have been left out in the cold after the popular venue was closed with immediate effect on Friday.

Most read news

Janey Godley was caught up in the major road incident at George Square today, and gave her testimony of what she saw.

The former QPR and Burnley player was reportedly involved in a serious incident involving a lorry in North Yorkshire.

Ringo Starr, Bette Midler, Steven Tyler and Boy George are among the many musicians paying tribute to the Sheffield singer.

People are paying tribute after the rock and blues legend Joe Cocker has passed away.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition