Celtic FC Foundation’s London trip for local schools

EAST END schools, Haghill Park and St Denis´ Primaries are on a visit to London this week as part of Celtic FC Foundation’s Digital Education Programme.

As part of their trip, the schools will be taking in education and enterprise visits to the British Film Institute, CNBC and a number of other businesses.

On Monday night the children visited the area of Poplar, close to St Anne’s in the historical Tower Hamlets area of London´s East End, where in 1893 Brother Walfrid was sent by his religious order to teach.

Local MP for Poplar and Limehouse, Glasgow-born Jim Fitzpatrick was on hand to welcome the children and then the pupils headed off to attend a party with local children from Marner Primary School.

With a new friendship developed, Haghill and St Denis pupils shared some of their digital equipment with their Marner Primary School counterparts.

Additionally, through one of Celtic FC Foundation´s partners in London, Poplar Harca Housing Association community organisations have collected £500 to donate towards the Glasgow City Council Clutha Appeal Fund to support anyone involved in the recent helicopter disaster – including casualties and the families of those who lost their lives.

Celtic FC Foundation also made a recent donation of £10,000 to the appeal.

Jim Fitzpatrick is pictured here with Babu Bhattacherjeee from Poplar Harca Housing Association presenting a cheque towards the appeal.