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Well done for reopening my daughter’s school

25 June, 2020

Eleanor Palmer Primary School

• I WANT to congratulate and thank Eleanor Palmer Primary School for safely opening for all its students from Monday June 22.

The online teaching provided previously has been as good as it could be but, if at all possible, children should be in school.

Both socially and educationally, that is vital for mental health and life prospects: true for all children but most true for those facing the greatest disadvantages.

Improving universal education has been the most significant motor of social justice for well over 150 years and remains so today.

On Monday, as they entered school after several months away, the joy and excitement on my daughter’s classmates’ faces was wonderful to behold.

I hope that all schools in Camden and elsewhere will follow this example in these vital few weeks before the summer holidays.

Lady Margaret Road, NW5


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