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East End kids step out on journey through Cockney history

PUBLISHED: 22:40 23 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 October 2010

HUNDREDS of youngsters were learning more about the East End of London's historic landmarks tomorrow (Wednesday) when they go green' for the day. Pupils as young as three at Bethnal Green's St Elizabeth Catholic School are exploring the area on foot for the Wednesday Landmarks' walking event, while older kids take in the sights like Hackney City Farm, Victoria Park, Royal London Hospital and Mile End Park

HUNDREDS of youngsters were learning more about the East End of London’s historic landmarks yesterday (Tuesday) when they went green’ for the day.

Pupils as young as three at Bethnal Green’s St Elizabeth Catholic School explored the area on foot for the walking event.

Older kids took in the sights like Hackney City Farm, Victoria Park, the Royal London Hospital and Mile End Park.

The event was part of this year’s Walking to School campaign to encourage parents and youngsters to walk more—for the environment and to stay fit and healthy.

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