Search

Kids invite MP Jim Fitzpatrick to Isle of Dogs school for Olympics celebration

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 June 2012 | UPDATED: 17:24 27 June 2012

MP Jim Fitzpatrick and children at St Edmund's primary on the Isle of Dogs

MP Jim Fitzpatrick and children at St Edmund's primary on the Isle of Dogs

St Edmund's School - promo free

Children on the Isle of Dogs celebrated World Sports Week today (Weds) in the run up to next month’s Olympics by inviting MP Jim Fitzpatrick to their school assembly.

The MP dropped in at St Edmund’s RC primary in Millwall and spoke about his role in Parliament and the role children have in shaping east London’s future—then joined in a game of volleyball with a class of nine-year-olds in the playground.

Activities coordinator Helen Wright told the Advertiser: “The children have been immersed in activities all week like creating flags of the nations they’re supporting in the 2012 Olympics and getting involved in food, culture, language and traditions from around the world.”

The sports week will end with a closing ceremony on Friday when the children reiterate the Olympic Values of respect, excellence, friendship, courage, determination, inspiration and equality.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser