On 23 April, we attended the opening of the recently completed expansion to Stebon Primary School in Poplar, East London. As well as extensive internal refurbishments to the existing school, a new classroom block is the first Passivhaus certified school building in London. Representatives from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the project’s main contractor, Bouygues UK, and many parents and members of the wider school community were there to celebrate with performances from the school choir, percussion and drumming group and speeches by those involved in the project including Jo and Jeremy Iver, the co-headteachers. Among the speakers was Professor Brian Cox OBE, who has worked with children from the local area at educational summer schools designed to inspire them to careers in science, and has a classroom named for him in the new extension.
More information on this exciting project can be found here.