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Stratford pupils given BBC tour of Olympic Park school

PUBLISHED: 17:31 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:31 26 March 2013

Joshua Mabatah and Mariam Al Hadi, Year Six pupils at Colegrave Primary School, looking around the gymnasium.

Joshua Mabatah and Mariam Al Hadi, Year Six pupils at Colegrave Primary School, looking around the gymnasium.

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Students due to study at the new all-through school in the Olympic Park were given a tour on TV.

Joshua Mabatah and Mariam Al Hadi on the top floor terrace of Chobham Academy.Joshua Mabatah and Mariam Al Hadi on the top floor terrace of Chobham Academy.

Two students, Isabel and Deborah, from Harris Academy in Greenwich were given exclusive access to Chobham Academy in East Village, the first neighbourhood due to open this summer.

Joshua Mabatah and Mariam Al Hadi, currently in Year Six at Colegrave Primary School in Henniker Road, Stratford, were shown around with two other prospective pupils wearing protective clothing as the building is still a working construction site.

In lumious protective clothing, the children walked the students through the corridors, into the gymnasium, and out on to the balcony which has stunning views of East Village and the Olympic Stadium.

Joshua said: “It’s very big and beautiful.”

Mariam added: “And cool and humongous!”

Jason Baigent, the first headteacher of Chobham Academy, said: “It’s not fully determined yet but we are pushing to use all the facilities that are available.

“Obviously, the Velodrome, the Aquatics Centre, all of the venues we know are going to become public realm spaces we will make access to so the swimming lessons will be in the Aquatics Centre for the Olympics and hopefully our sports day will be in the Olympic Stadium.”

The Harris Academy pupils were filming the report as part of a BBC educational scheme called ‘The School Report’ to give young people aged between 11 to 16 a real chance to create and broadcast their own news report.


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