Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu opens sports hall at Newham School today

Headteacher Yvonne Ward,left, Abiramy Varathakumar, Simone Wetherell, and Reverend Quentin Peppiatt

Headteacher Yvonne Ward,left, Abiramy Varathakumar, Simone Wetherell, and Reverend Quentin Peppiatt with Olympic sprinter Christine Ohuruogu,centre, cut the ceremony ribbon of the new gym at Vicarage Primary School. - Credit: Archant

Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu was cheered on by pupils today as she opened a sports hall at a primary school.

Headteacher Yvonne Ward,left, Abiramy Varathakumar, Simone Wetherell, and Reverend Quentin Peppiatt

Headteacher Yvonne Ward,left, Abiramy Varathakumar, Simone Wetherell, and Reverend Quentin Peppiatt with Olympic sprinter Christine Ohuruogu,centre, cut the ceremony ribbon of the new gym at Vicarage Primary School. - Credit: Archant

The sprinter who took silver at last year’s London Games was at Vicarage Primary School in East Ham on Monday to open a sports hall, as part of a school refurbishment.

The event coincided with the school in Vicarage Lane holding a cultural dress or non-uniform day. Children performed dances and songs, and read poems from around the world as part of the event.

Tables selling everything from henna and scarves to jewellery and bric-a-brac were also put up.

Money raised from the event will go towards buying books for a new school library due to open in September.


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