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Stephanie Moore visits Bobby Moore Academy's secondary site

PUBLISHED: 09:55 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:55 25 April 2018

Stephanie Moore with Bobby Moore Academy pupils Gabriel Boateng, Ellamay Gold, Marley Bryden-Campbell, Nancy Waithaka, Karol Mokczan and Jake Luxford  Picture: DRET

Stephanie Moore with Bobby Moore Academy pupils Gabriel Boateng, Ellamay Gold, Marley Bryden-Campbell, Nancy Waithaka, Karol Mokczan and Jake Luxford Picture: DRET

David Ross Education Trust

Staff and pupils at the Bobby Moore Academy have welcomed the footballer's widow, Stephanie Moore, to see the school's new secondary site.

Stephanie Moore meets Bobby Moore Academy pupils Picture: DRETStephanie Moore meets Bobby Moore Academy pupils Picture: DRET

She took a tour of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park building, which will welcome pupils in September.

The current Year 7 pupils are learning in the smaller primary building, and once they move across, the first Reception pupils will be able to start at the all-through school as well.

Monday’s visit saw Stephanie unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion, as well as speak to some of the school’s first pupils.

She said: “I am delighted to witness the astounding progress that has been made here.

Stephanie Moore unveils a commemorative plaque Picture: DRETStephanie Moore unveils a commemorative plaque Picture: DRET

“It is truly inspiring to see this impressive school situated within the heart of such an iconic location.

“I have no doubt that this is going to be a fantastic place for students to learn. I am so impressed with the school and cannot wait to see the students enjoy these world-class facilities in September.”

Pupil Gabriel Boateng was delighted to meet Stephanie during her visit.

He said: “It was a great experience meeting Stephanie Moore. She was really interested to hear more about what we have been doing at school.

Stephanie Moore meets Bobby Moore Academy pupils Ellamay Gold, Jake Luxford, Marley Bryden-Campbell, Karol Mokczan, Nancy Waithaka and Gabriel Boateng Picture: DRETStephanie Moore meets Bobby Moore Academy pupils Ellamay Gold, Jake Luxford, Marley Bryden-Campbell, Karol Mokczan, Nancy Waithaka and Gabriel Boateng Picture: DRET

“The new building looks amazing and I can’t wait to move over in September.

“I am so proud to be a student at Bobby Moore Academy, not many people can see the Olympic Park from their classroom window!”

The school, which is run by the David Ross Education Trust, will feature specialist science labs, a state-of-the-art sports hall and a roof terrace.

Rowena Hackwood, chief executive officer at the trust, said: “I am thrilled with the excellent progress at the secondary site of Bobby Moore Academy, which will provide a world-class education for our students.

“It is fantastic to see the school building progressing well, and there is no doubt that this will be an outstanding learning environment.

“This is a very exciting time for our students, staff and community, and I know that they cannot wait to move into their new school.”

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