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Saturday, October 1, 2016
Mayors of London and Westminster visit St Christina's School
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Two Mayors with staff and children
The Mayor of London, Mr  Boris Johnson and Councillor Duncan Sandys, Lord Mayor of Westminster visited St Christina's School in St John's Wood on Friday, to take part in their 60th anniversary celebrations. 

Mr. Johnson, who arrived on his bicycle,  was invited to give a formal address to past and present students, the Sisters in the convent who were instrumental in founding the school, and other invited guests.

During his address, Mr Johnson recounted his own school experiences and caused great amusement when he likened himself to an underperforming giraffe named Gerald that was the subject of a storytime session that he viewed in a year one classroom. 

Praising the school Mr Johnson said that Saint Christina’s was 'amazing', with incredible facilities and incredible teachers'. The children, he said, were  ‘very lucky’ to be there.
 
Mr  Johnson officially unveiled student designed mosaics in the school playground and  toured the school, meeting students aged three to eleven, including the Head Girl, Nadia Muccio and Deputy Head Girl, Leen Yassin.

Images from Mayor Johnson’s visit to the school may be viewed at:  homepage.mac.com/anneosullivan1/Mayor/index.html

The visit follows a series of commemorative events during Saint Christina’s Diamond Jubilee Year. Earlier this year, the school held a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop Bernard Longley, hosted a formal reception garden party with dove release and produced an outstanding musical production that featured songs, historical images and musical soundtracks from the past six decades of the school’s history. 
 

 
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