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Ryan Mason plays football with students at Brook House Primary School

Tottenham Hotspur star opens new primary school

Tottenham's regeneration gets underway as new academy school opened by Ryan Mason

Posted by Stephanie Broad | November 30, 2015 | People, policy, politics, money

Newlon Housing Trust and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club have officially opened a scheme including new homes and a primary school. 

Built on the site of the former Cannon Rubber factory, the development includes the new Brook House Primary School, which can accommodate up to 420 pupils, and the landmark 22-storey Rivers Apartments. 

Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Ryan Mason joined guests at a reception held at Brook House Primary where he unveiled a plaque to mark the formal opening before heading to the top floor of Rivers Apartments to sample the impressive views of the area’s ongoing regeneration and the London skyline. 

Ryan Mason unveils plaque marking the official opening of Cannon Road and Brook House Primary School

The 24 year-old later met pupils who were playing football in the school’s playground as part of a sports session delivered by coaches from the Club’s leading charitable organisation, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Through the Foundation, the Club is supporting the school with its physical activity lessons, which includes the delivery of 5.5 hours of sports sessions each week.

Mason said: “I’ve been really impressed by the facilities at the new school and can already see how they are benefitting the pupils. There’s a lot of regeneration taking place in Tottenham and for us as players, it’s important to get out in the community and see the great work that is already making a huge difference to people living locally. The views from the top floor apartments are magnificent – you can see all over London.”

Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, said: “The completion of Cannon Road is an exciting step forward in the regeneration of Tottenham. We are committed to investing in our community and ensuring local residents have access to affordable housing and quality education facilities, such as Brook House Primary and Rivers Apartments.

“We continue to support Book House Primary by delivering an innovative sports programme through our Foundation to pupils at the school, using sport to inspire academic achievement.”

Sarah Ebanja, Chair of Newlon Housing Trust, said: “We are really proud of the Cannon Road development which shows how effectively brown field land can be regenerated to provide new affordable homes and facilities for the local community. We look forward to continuing to work with Brook House Primary School and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club on the continuing regeneration of the area.'

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