Building a bright future

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Building a bright future

Work has started at Edith Neville Primary School this summer. First steps involve construction around the current building, which will eventually be demolished to make way for a new school. 

The Central Somers Town project, promises new homes, better and safer open spaces, a permanent site for St Aloysius Nursery and new facilities for the Plot 10 play project.

Esther Caplin, a governor at Edith Neville and chair of the school’s new build committee, says, “This project is about more than just construction. We have worked closely with the architects and Camden officers, contributing ideas to shape what is best for the children.

“Learning, inclusiveness and forward-thinking have been considered throughout the design process. It’s about coming into an environment where you feel inspired, a space for questioning minds and opportunities for every aspect of wellbeing and learning.“ 

Esther Caplin has been involved in the life of Somers Town for more than 17 years. She began as a volunteer helping children learn to read at Edith Neville.

“At Edith Neville we are nurturing citizens of the future and trying to break the cycle of unemployment. We want to build a school that Somers Town, and the whole of Camden, can be proud of.”

Time capsule
Students at Edith Neville plan to bury a time capsule under the foundations of their new school for future generations of children to find out who they were, what life was like in 2017 and what issues mattered to them. The school is also planning other creative projects involving local partners and neighbours.

 

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