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Coventry school celebrates Great Get Together in memory of late MP Jo Cox

Emily Fish 25th Jun, 2017

A SECONDARY school opened its doors to members of the community to celebrate the Great Get Together in memory of late MP Jo Cox.

Eden Girls’ School in Stoney Stanton Road invited more than 100 people for a weekend of celebrations to revive Jo’s message, ‘More in Common’.

The event coincided with the school’s Big Iftar event, an annual community inter-faith celebration held during Ramadan.

Among the guests were local faith leaders, community groups, school governors, staff and pupils.

Before sharing an Iftar meal, guests listened to pupils give a presentation on Jo Cox’s legacy and enjoyed a performance from the school choir.

The Great Get Together is an initiative led by the Jo Cox Foundation – encouraging people in Coventry and across the UK to come together to tackle loneliness and build stronger communities.

Linda Thompson, principal of Eden Girls’ School, Coventry, said: “It was so satisfying to see so many people from our local community gathered together to celebrate with us, in memory of Jo Cox.

“I think she would have felt proud at what her legacy has inspired. It certainly made me proud to listen to our pupils’ interpretation of what she stood for and how it links to our own school’s ethos.”

Reverend Alison Hogger added: “I was delighted to attend the wonderful Iftar event at Eden Girls’.

“Seeing so many people from different backgrounds all sharing a meal in commemoration of the legacy of Jo Cox was truly inspiring.”

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