24th July 2023Notthingham Community

Sneinton school kids share poems on the Binks Yard stage


CHILDREN from Sneinton C of E Primary School enjoyed an end of term treat at 1 The Island Quarter’s canalside venue Binks Yard, today with the opportunity to share their poetry on the venue’s outdoor stage.

The Year 6 pupils were the stars of the show as they read out poems they had written about what life at The Island Quarter will be like in 20 years.

Some of the children were also reunited with handprint tiles they created when the school was invited to the site’s groundbreaking ceremony in May 2021.

These handprints will now be placed at various locations around The Island Quarter site, alongside other tiles cast by dignitaries that attended the original event.

Handprints created by Sneinton pupils

Julie Doyle, assistant head teacher at Sneinton C of E School (pictured left), said: “When we told the children about this event, they were absolutely thrilled – we couldn’t think of a better end of term treat for them all than to come down and enjoy The Island Quarter.

“Conygar and The Island Quarter team have been amazing supporters of our school for several years now, and we can’t thank them enough for creating opportunities like this for our pupils. With the readings and the handprints, it’s just been a perfect day for them.”

The event is the latest in a series of activities involving the school, after Conygar initially donated £2,500 to buy iPads for students to support their remote learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since then, the developer has supported the school with a series of initiatives; most recently contributing £1,500 for its pupil leadership room.

Richard Watson of The Island Quarter’s project delivery team said: “Our vision with The Island Quarter is to create a community not just for now, but for the future.

“By creating events and opportunities like this for the children at the school and others in the local area, we can build a sense of inclusiveness and openness around what The Island Quarter can offer, and create a development that is of Nottingham, for Nottingham.”