In June, at the end of the first year of the Quality Street project, over 300 participants, fellow pupils, friends, family and neighbours came for ‘Meet the Street’ – a joyful celebration involving processions, percussion, kites, costumes, bunting and the unveiling of a new mural on the wall of the playground.
The event brought together the different intergenerational groups from George Mitchell Primary, Leyton Orient Walking Football Club, Glebelands and Albany Court to show everyone the fruits of their work and get everyone involved. There was also an extraordinary amount of cake – thanks to the generosity of parents, friends and teachers from the school.
This film by Chuck Blue Lowry gives a glimpse into this wonderful event:
Our Communications Manager, Deborah, spoke to people at the Meet The Street event in June 2019 to find out their thoughts about the Quality Street Project, here are a selection of her interviews: