FAMILIES of primary school pupils whose classrooms were destroyed in an arson attack last month were given a special tour of their temporary teaching site.
Years 5 and 6 students from Churchfield Primary School in Edmonton have been taught in classrooms at Heron Hall Academy after a fire destroyed seven of their classrooms at the site in Latymer Road.
Both year groups had to be relocated but it was especially worrying for Year 6 pupils who are gearing up for their SATS exams in May.
The rest of the pupils at Churchfield were able to return to their classrooms shortly after the arson attack on Sunday February 5.
Heron Hall headteacher Matt Collins welcomed families on a tour of the education and sports facilities in Queensway, Ponders End, last week.
Nicki Jaeggi, deputy headteacher at Churchfield Primary School thanked Mr Collins for his hospitality.
“On behalf of Churchfield, I would like to say a very big thank you to headteacher Matt Collins, his staff and the students for making us feel so welcome in out temporary home,” she said.
“This was a great opportunity for our parents to visit Heron Hall and to see for themselves where their children are being taught.
Detectives from Enfield police appealed for witnesses to the blaze at Churchfield primary last month and said the fire was being treated as arson
Marino Charalambous, chief executive of Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust, which runs Heron Hall, said: “As soon as we heard the terrible news, we contacted Enfield Council and offered our help.
“It has been fantastic seeing everyone pull together for the good of the children at what is a very difficult time.”