The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star visits Neasden school
Actor Joseph Marcell opens building’s new library
Lucky pupils in the borough had a butler in their presence at the opening of a new library in their school.
Joseph Marcell, who is known by many as ‘Geoffrey’ in hit comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was the quest of honour at St Margaret Clitherow School in Quainton Street, Neasden, today (Monday).
The library is part of a new building at the school which was paid for by funds raised by parents and children in events over the last six months.
They also raised enough money for new books and equipment.
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Ewa McSperrin, headteacher, spoke about the importance of the library for the children.
She said: “This is really important for us; we are only a small school so it’s great that we were able to open something like this.”
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“The children are absolutely delighted and they can’t wait to start using the library and rent their first books.”
The library is electronically run, which means children will be able to know which books are the most popular and can check what titles are available.
During the visit, Mr Marcell, who lives in Ealing, hosted an assembly for the entire school where he spoke about the importance of reading.
He then visited each of the classes individually where he held a question and answer session with pupils.
Ms Mcsperrin added: “They really enjoyed meeting him and we are extremely grateful to him for taking the time to visit us.”
Daniella Doda a year three pupil said: “It was wonderful to have our new library opened by such a lovely person.”